Co-Owner & Yoga and Belly Dance Instructor @ Coil
Tera Bailey completed her 200 hour teacher training with Lila Yoga Studio in downtown Spokane. She has also taken extended workshops in Viniyoga’s style of Yoga Therapy for Chronic Pain. Tera started her journey with yoga 8 years ago as a committed student, incorporating yoga into her life as a way to become stronger, more flexible and more mindful. It soon became a vital part of her life and she was inspired to go deeper into the practice through the teacher training program at Lila. Tera’s style is a vinyasa flow that is grounded, strong, fun and creative with a focused awareness to breath and body. She believes that through yoga we can create an e nvironment of healing starting with the physical body, expanding through our minds and hearts. With a committed practice, we can be inspired to truly live our best life and live each moment more healthy, more aware and more mindful.
Co-Owner & Yoga and Belly Dance Instructor @ Coil
Katie Leute has spent a majority of her life studying various forms of expressive movement and dance, spending her formative years competing in contemporary dance competitions with a Seattle-based dance company. She currently fuses contemporary dance forms with American Cabaret, American Tribal Style® and Tribal Fusions of belly dance, creating a modern and bohemian approach to movement that balances creative expression with technical excellence. She is a 200-hr certified yoga teacher, and a combat veteran who seeks to bring yoga to Veterans and others who experience trauma-related anxiety disorders. She is the Director of the dance company, Picaresque, a Spokane-based fusion belly dance troupe, and is the creator, designer, and hard laborer behindFurious Fancies, a wild and artful adornment boutique. She’s a house dancer at Chan’s Red Dragon and perfor ms regularly in their weekly Friday belly dance shows, as well as traveling near and far to perform in revues across the Inland and Pacific Northwest.
Sarah Fealk (Glesk)
Sarah Fealk (Glesk) grew up outside of Spokane, WA, where she began dancing at the age of 2. In 2006 she graduated Cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts. While at Cornish, Sarah performed in such works as Martha Graham’s “Diversion of Angels”. Since graduating, Sarah helped found the CanCan Castaways and performed with companies, Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey, Geoffrey Johnson, Alloy Dance Project, Serendip and danced in a Saturday Knights music video. After performing in Seattle for 10 years, Sarah moved home to begin her career of teaching and choreographing. She has been teaching Modern Dance at Gonzaga University since September of 2013 and currently teaches Modern and Ballet at Artistry in Motion, Ballet Arts Academy, Inland Northwest Ballet and Spokane Ballet Studio. This past year Sarah has had the pleasure of choreographing for several film ventures with the Spokane Film Project.
MFA, California Institute of the Arts
Vincas Greene is currently in Spokane teaching at Gonzaga. As department chair at Brenau University, he led the university to full accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Dance, was elected to the Commission on Accreditation and served as a Visiting Evaluator. He has been a master teacher at Nanyang Normal University in China. Working with Gonzaga, Brenau, Jacksonville, Belhaven, Gainesville Ballet, Theatre Ballet of Spokane, Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre and others, he choreographed over 40 dances and three operas. Vincas has danced in all 4 corners of the country and performed dances by Mark Morris, Merce Cunningham, Carl Ratcliff, Jacques Heim and others.
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Dan Webster was film critic for The Spokesman-Review for 25 years. Since 1999, he has served as co-host of Spokane Public Radio’s weekly show “Movies 101.” In 2010, he took over as the radio station’s chief film critic. He is a programmer for the Spokane International Film Festival and is a member of the festival’s board of directors
Brooke Matson is a Washington poet and educator. Her full-length collection of poetry, The Moons, was published by Blue Begonia Press in 2012. Her poems have since appeared in Floating Bridge Review, CALYX, several anthologies, and various issues of RiverLit, for which she was the 2014 Poet in Residence.
Rebecca Lloyd is currently the Editor in Chief of Art Chowder magazine. Prior to this, she was the creator of Artist Removed, a non-profit global social network and magazine for artists. She has been exhibiting her own work as an artist for over a decade and she actively supports charitable efforts through the donation and sales of her artwork. Many of her endeavors focus on promoting and sharing the talents of others such as her role in the 2014 Kula Film Fiji Awards and Art Competition; where she helped organize the event and also served as a judge in the art competition. She has also instructed artist workshops and has helped mentor art students while living abroad.
Shaun O’L. Higgins is a long-time Spokane media executive whose work over the years has yielded two Emmys and a Telly award, among national and international honors . A former president of the Spokane Advertising Federation and the International News Media Association, Higgins is the founder and managing principal of The Oxalis Group LLC, a Spokane consultancy whose Movies for Business programs use motion-picture clips to teach business-management and leadership lessons. He also hosts movies on KSPS Public Television’s ‘ Saturday Night Cinema, and the Northwest Bach Festival’s annual film events.
Laura Becker has managed public art projects for the Washington State Arts Commission as well as for the Seattle Department of Transportation and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, serving as a consulting artist, designer, and project manager. Having been a champion for arts and culture over the last decade, Laura has balanced leadership roles in both public arts administration and nonprofit management. Recently returning to her native Spokane, she is working on amplifying and defining the city as the cultural hub of the Inland Northwest. Laura is a practicing artist, independent curator, and event producer and frequently enjoys having a handful of side projects to work on in tandem to her other professional pursuits.
Mark Anderson is a performance poet from Spokane, WA. He co-founded the Broken Mic poetry series and has traveled across the country as a performer. In 2012 he was awarded the Ken Warfel Fellowship for “poets who have made substantial contributions to their communities.