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SARID DITTON

Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz Funk

Miss Sarid fell in love with Ballet at age 8, after watching a friend perform in the Nutcracker.  She began dancing in 1986 on the Big Island of Hawaii under the instruction of Virginia Holte at West Hawaii Ballet Academy, until she relocated in 1991 to Eugene Ballet Academy, training with Sara Lombardi.  Sarid had found joy and fulfillment teaching and working with children since she was 14 years old.  She continued her training at the University of Oregon and developed an afterschool program with public schools, teaching ages 5-10 years of age.  Over the past 20 years, Sarid has branched out, adding Jazz, Hip Hop and Modern to her dance repitoire, and has been a part of companies on the Oregon Coast and in Eugene.  After a dance injury in 2001, Sarid began teaching full time and has never stopped.  "To see these children open up in the classroom and grow into such talented and passionate dancers... this is what makes my heart happy and my soul satisfied" - Miss Sarid