A Celebration of Accomplishments

Dianne Vapnek Receives the Santa Barbara Independent’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Dance In 1997, on a warm summer morning in downtown Santa Barbara, Dianne Vapnek threw open the doors of a tucked-away studio and ushered in a new dance festival the likes of which the city had never experienced. Her formula for the […]

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Can I Get Enough?

Can a person who loves dance ever see too much of it? Ha! When I first began attending APAP in 1998, a BIG national annual conference dedicated to bringing presenters (those who present performing arts) and performing artists together for mutual benefit, I thought I needed to see it ALL. My insatiable appetite was driven by […]

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