Who we are
The INnovate event was INspired by our realization that we are all IN the dance community together. We had the desire to further that vision by gathering dancers in our area to focus on getting to know one another through dance performance, education, and Service. From our experiences at dance events and competitions, we find that feeling unified provides a richer ecperience for our dancers, teachers, and parents. The INnovate event brings dancers together in an INclusive and INspired envornment.
When Clair and I started brainstorming about creating a unique dance event, we both agreed that it should have a feeling of bringing dancers together to share the love of dance. We wanted to create a space where dancers could walk into and simply do what they love to do. Innovate is a place where dancers come to not only perform and learn, but to connect. Connect with other dancers, teachers, adjudicators, and most importantly, themselves. At Innovate, we dance together, learn together, and serve together for the good of others. I hope you can join us for an event and see what The Innovate Dance Event can bring to your dancers.
I find myself consistently fueled by my passion to connect in this life. I enjoy connecting with new people and making new friends, but more importantly, I love to help others make meaningful connections that go beyond my reach to create new art and foster new possibilities. I truly believe that we are all more alike than different. We all get stronger when we pull together, lift each other up, and cheer each other on to greatness. To do this requires grace, courage, empathy and vulnerability. I don't aim to be perfect anymore, but rather to continue to reinvent and transform into a person that more closely aligns with these values. That is what compelled me to create INnovate with Jennifer.
Welcome! We are so pleased to work and connect with you on this journey.
Brene Brown, as always, sums it up for me perfectly:
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”