Photo of Darrah BlantonDarrah Blanton began teaching children’s dance in Seattle in 1999. She specializes in ballet, tap, creative movement, parent-toddler, beginning jazz, and musical theater. Her students have ranged in age from 1 to 18. Darrah has been on faculty at All That Dance, American Dance Institute, Spectrum Dance, Urban Monkeys, Young Child Academy, Interlaken preschool, The Secret Garden preschool, and the Queen Anne & Laurelhurst Community Centers. She created original choreography for Ingraham High School’s productions of Grease, Guys & Dolls, and Seussical: The Musical.

Darrah graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Washington with a double degree in Dance and English. She continued her studies in workshops at the Creative Dance Center, featuring the BrainDance and other teaching techniques.

As a child growing up in Bellingham, Washington, Darrah studied with Wendy Setter at the Dance Studio and with Isabel and Teo Morca at the Morca Academy. After moving to Seattle in 1996, Darrah performed at the University of Washington, Velocity, Seattle Center, The Chamber Theater, On The Boards, and Freehold Theater. She recently returned to live in her hometown of Bellingham with her husband and their two young sons.

Photo of Inès AndradeInès Andrade received her BFA from University of Florida/New World School for the Arts with honors in dance & choreography. She has performed, choreographed, and taught young children in Paris, Florida, and the San Juan Islands before moving to Seattle. Inès teaches movement at numerous schools in the Puget Sound region and is a member of Seattle Early Dance company. She performs in various other dance styles and sings French Cabaret.