Dance, Drama and Creative Movement are used to enrich students’ understanding and awareness of self-expression through dance and the stage. Students become comfortable and confident performing and speaking in front of an audience.
Dance is taught by Vanessa Cerrito. Ms. Vanessa studied Ballet at Berkeley Ballet Theater and Marin County’s Ballet Califia. She has performed for the last 10 years with David Ward and Andre Morissette as a principal and soloist dancer, and is a recipient of an HSDC Choreographic Award. Ms. Vanessa also performed in “Ulalena” as an aerial acrobat and was the principal aerialist in “Waikiki Nei”. She now teaches Ballet and Modern Jazz here on Maui at Seabury Hall and is a founding member of Adaptations Dance Theater.
Drama is taught by Erin Griffith. Ms. Griffith has been teaching, acting, and directing on Maui since 1998. She taught in MAPA’s Voices program, and was Seabury Hall’s middle school Drama teacher for four years. She has directed plays and taught theater classes at many other Maui schools over the years.