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After School Artist Express.
Kids ages 6-11


Michaela Knox

Michaela Knox is a Maine-based dancer,  choreographer, and teacher. She is the founder of Spark Dance Program and a Master teacher of the Danceability method. She holds an MA in Educational Leadership from the University of New Mexico. She performed with 20 moons Dance Theatre from 2014-2018 in Durango Colorado and is currently the Artistic Director of YES Dance Theatre Ensemble in Bath, ME.

Michaela is most passionate about supporting dancers in the discovery and research of their self-expression. She believes that when dancing together we find a common language that dissolves barriers.

David Vitanza

David took his first dance class when he was six years old.  He continued to dance and perform in musical theatre all through his childhood and into high school.  When he was 17 he left Maine to live abroad in Iceland for a year.  After that, there was a long period where he let his love for the stage drift into the fog of life.  He continued his need for expression through the arts by drawing and painting but somehow lost the confidence that once shined so brightly.

Several years ago he had a revelation and threw himself back into his childhood form.  The process was not easy, but little by little he began to find the light in himself once again.  All of his talents he had restrained and kept hidden needed to emerge and break free… holding them back was no longer an option.

These days he lives in a tiny house in Bowdoin, Maine with his rabbit Antoine, and can be found writing and singing songs, creating visual art of all varieties, and most recently… dancing again!    When his childhood dance partner of many years reached out to him to join Yes Dance Ensemble, there was no hesitation and the moment he took off his shoes and stepped onto the dance floor he felt whole again.  For David, art is the highest and most satisfying form of self-expression and he will never go dark again.