dianne vapnek

Greetings. In an attempt to slow and understand life's quickening pace, I'm writing to share my personal perspective on the aging process, its dilemmas, the humorous self-deception, the insights and the adventure of it all.

I spend the bulk of my time in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA, but manage to get to NYC several times a year. Now adding Japan into the mix.

I've been a dancer/dance teacher and dance supporter almost all my life. For the past 6 years, I help produce a month long creative residency in Santa Barbara for contemporary American choreographers and their dancers. It's called DANCEworks. It's been incredibly gratifying.

This year I will begin spending a few months a year in Kyoto Japan. I've been magnetically attracted to Japan for many years. Now I will live out a dream to live there part time.