Vibe Dance Studio was founded in September 2010 under the artistic direction and ownership of Stephanie Zurinsky in the greater Seattle area. Vibe Dance Studio was created to serve families in the Snohomish and King County communities with dance education and training of the highest caliber to both recreational and aspiring dance professionals. Shortly after Vibe’s opening, the studio gained world-renowned American Ballet Theatre National Curriculum Certification.
It was the vision of Studio Director Stephanie Zurinsky that would build the studio’s unparalleled repertoire and firmly establish the studio in Washington. Zurinsky’s philosophy embraced a diverse and dynamic creativity in dance instruction, which encouraged a vastly more formidable artist equipped for the professional dance field. This philosophy, the foundation for the remarkable success of the studio, has brought to the name Vibe a symbol of the finest in professional dance instruction.
As one of the foremost institutions in Washington State, Vibe Dance Studio hosts a company of over 50 competitive dancers and a roster of nearly 400 students. Vibe opened its doors in 2010 to a 5,000 sq. foot building with three studios in Everett, Washington. In Fall 2015 Vibe Dance Studio moved to a larger space boasting 10,000 sq. feet across five spacious studios enabling vast program offerings expansion. Vibe now offers multiple genres of dance including, but not limited to: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Tumbling and Breakdance.
Since its conception, Vibe Dance Studio has presented annual Holiday and Annual Spring Showcases celebrated by both local media and critics, participated in Washington State festivals, parades and led volunteer efforts benefitting Seattle Children’s Hospital, Volunteers of America Food Banks, and Operation Gratitude. In 2014 Vibe Dance Studio premiered its first original full-length ballet Cinderella, directed and choreographed by Ballet Director Rachel Cutforth. Over the next two years, Vibe would premiere new Cutforth original full-length ballets Sleeping Beauty in 2015 and Madeline in 2016. Under the balletic direction of Ballet Director Rachel Cutforth, Vibe ballet students have been accepted into The Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Ballet West, San Diego Ballet, Walla Walla Summer Dance Lab, and Pacific Northwest Ballet Summer Intensives. Our Company has been largely successful at Regional and National competitions, receiving overall and specialty awards as well as scholarships to regional and national conventions. Under the artistic direction of Studio Director Stephanie Zurinsky, Vibe students and Company members have been accepted into The Rockettes Summer Intensive, University of Washington Dance Team, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Seattle Storm Dance Team and the Tremaine Company.
It is the mission of Vibe Dance Studio to provide aspiring dance professionals and enthusiasts with a dance education of the highest caliber and superior training to achieve a career in dance. Our nurturing, professional, and expert faculty will help inspire, expand, and preserve its students through our uncompromising commitment to artistic excellence.
At Vibe Dance Studio, we believe that a friendly, encouraging organziation will nurture the vitality necessary to produce artists of exceptional finesse. Since the studio’s opening, Stephanie Zurinsky has encouraged students and faculty to engage in an open-ended conversation promoting bold pioneering achievements in dance thorugh creativity and discipline. This is a principle that we continue to uphold in an effort of continuous growth and innovation.
We hope you will consider making Vibe Dance Studio a part of your family and invite you to come visit us for a trial class at any time!