Zandance.com has undergone many changes over the years. It began as a hobby sharing ballet tidbits. Ballet history was added after the Maria Dare Dance History Collection was established. When a sister site, ebb2flo, was closed, contents from some of those web pages were added, expanding zandance’s info to include Oregon and publications.
Rozanne is sole proprietor of zandance.com.
She fell in love with ballet at age 3. She harassed her mother for 2 years, “Me want ballet!” before she was enrolled in classes. By age 12, she had realized that she loved the class more than the performance. Even so, she continued to perform frequently. High School was 4 to 10 hours per week of ballet, hindu, and Spanish dance, during the school year, and 20 hours per week during summer. She began teaching upon high school graduation.
Rozanne continued dancing and teaching while in college. She studied art and psychology at
Portland State University; graduated with a BS degree. She received a Master degree in Therapeutic Recreation at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Then she spent 9 years working in health care as a director of Therapeutic Recreation, teaching ballet and dancing on a part time basis. Working in that capacity at the Regional Rehabilitation Center of the Pitt Memorial Hospital (now Vident) developed her appreciation for ballet as a way to keep the body healthy. Her office was across from the Physical Therapy department where exercises were used to mend severely damaged bodies, exercises that had ingredients in common with ballet.
Returning to Oregon in 1985, she resumed taking classes at the Ballet House, opening a Leisure Enrichment Service in Seaside OR, 1987. It evolved into Quest Ballet Academy. She is now official retired from all that good stuff, but continues to dance, choreograph, investigate Maria Dare Collection, write and enjoy the sea breeze.