VDA Artist Profile #118

Willow Wonder

Willow started on her dance path at a very young age on the West Coast. After graduating high school from the San Francisco School of the Arts, she went on to complete a BFA degree in Modern Dance Performance from SUNY Purchase and the London Contemporary School of Dance. After dancing briefly in a Belly Dance Company based in NYC, she moved to VT in 2000 and began teaching, choreographing and performing. She taught at Moving Light Dance for 10 years and was an integral part of the creation of The Green Mountain Nutcracker. She now teaches at Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio in Montpelier. She also teaches Pilates classes and privates at Essential PT and Pilates and continues to work with an array of VT based Dance artists such as Hannah Dennison, Polly Motley and Paul Besaw. Her passion for Improvisation is strong and all began in a class taught by Neil Greenberg called Advanced Improvisation at SUNY Purchase in 1997. Thanks Neil!