Originally from Burlington, VT, Ciara was raised with roots in the Northeast and Midwest. In 2011, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stephens College with a BFA in Dance with a minor in creative writing. As a dancer, Ciara is trained in ballet and Humphrey-Weidman modern and has appeared on stages across the country. She has performed works by choreographers including Martha Graham, August Bournonville, and Seattleites Amy Johnson and Umami Performance. While living in Nebraska, she worked with Daniel Kubert and OmniArts nebraska, performing the title role in an adaptation of the Red Balloon. Ciara’s articles and poems have been published in numerous literary journals as well as in The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets and Prairie Fire regional newspaper. Currently, Ciara teaches dance throughout the Seattle area, including as the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Teaching Artist Apprentice. She began writing for SeattleDances in the fall of 2013.
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Now in its fifth year, BOOST dance festival has become a cornerstone of the Seattle dance scene. This year’s show opened on April 4, 2014,… Read More »BOOST Week 1: An Evening of Dreamscapes