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DINA McDERMOTT (aka Trina)

Associate, Forum Moderator

Dina McDermott has been dancing professionally for over 20 years. She received her BFA in dance from The Juilliard School in New York and MFA from Arizona State University. Her background in dance includes intensive study of both ballet and modern dance, which she currrently teaches. Other styles she has studied and performed include Balinese dance, classical Chinese dance and Indian dance.

Dina has served on the faculties of University of Oklahoma, Kansas State University, Stephens College and Oakland University. In 1992, Dina co-founded/directed LEAVING GROUND/DANCE, a contemporary company with her husband and partner J.M. Ponte. The company has performed thoughout the United States and in Canada. Dina is on the faculty at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and is a staff member in the PNB Conditioning Studio, where she teaches Pilates and continues to perform and choreograph. Her new interests include writing on dance and practicing yoga.

 


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