Edmonds resident Terry Goetz has been awarded the Dance Educator of the Year Award from the Dance Educators Association of Washington.
Goetz, the director of Creative Dance Center in Seattle, was nominated by colleagues, parents, and current and former students. She received the award in late September during the fall Dance Educators Association of Washington Conference.
Goetz is a former dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet, where she danced from 1988-95. She also performed with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater from 1986-88.
At the Creative Dance Center, Goetz teaches Nurturing Baby, Parent/Toddler, and Parent/Child creative dance classes and ballet and modern for older children and adults. She presents workshops locally, nationally, and internationally, training dance teachers, educators, and teaching artists in BrainDance and Brain-Compatible Dance Education. She also speaks to Early Parent Support groups and Early Childhood specialists, focusing on the importance of movement in the early years of life.