Born into a family that valued music and art, Dene Grigar began dancing, singing, playing the piano, and writing poetry at a very young age. Later, she found teaching a good place to apply her love of literature and the arts. In the late 1980s, however, fell madly in love with computers. Not seeing this passion as a complication but rather an opportunity to explore, she found ways to use them for personal expression, particularly for multimedia performance art and computer-based poetry. Today she serves as Director and Professor of the Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver and so helps her students find their creativity with digital technologies.
Dene will be performing a Rumba with instructor Aaron Siebol.