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Xaviera Vandermay toured and performed professionally in the U.S. and Mexico with Spectrum Dance Theater (2000-03) under the direction of Donald Byrd and former directors Dale A Merrill and Wade Madsen. She has also performed in the 2003 Seattle Neil Young Engagement and with premier hip-hop dance company Street Level Dance for multiple years. During her four-year stint in Chicago she had the pleasure of performing with GI Alliance and independent choreographer Duwane Pendarvis.  Xaviera also served as a choreographer assistant to Lynn Taylor-Corbett in her creation of "From the Prayers Edge" that she created for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  She received the majority of her training at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Washington Academy of Performing Arts, and Westlake Dance Center and has studied on scholarship at Giordano Dance Center (Evanston/Chicago), Gyrotonic Seattle (Seattle), Spectrum Dance Theater (Seattle) and Joel Hall Dancers and Center (Chicago) and has studied in San Francisco, Chicago, Hartford, New York, Vancouver, Los Angeles and her hometown of Seattle.

 Xaviera has directed three dance companies which include her pre-professional contemporary company LOA: The Dance Project (2003-07), professional company 3rd Shift Dance (2010-Present), and competitive dance company Dance Arts' FUSION(2010-Present).  Her choreography has been presented on various stages including On the Boards 12 Minutes Max showcase, Cornish College of the Arts Senior showcase, on the runway in a collaboration with Alfaparf Hair, short film "Lulu and Bopsie Destroy the Universe, and dance companies across the United States including GI Alliance, Spectrum Youth Ensemble, and Aria Dance. Xaviera is very proud to have a strong history of successful students who have gone of to prestigious dance programs in the US and Europe, placement in professional dance companies as well as features in commercial work including appearances in FAME, the VMA awards, Glee, and more.