Lynette Day has been a student of many styles of belly dance since 1998.  A former member of Seattle’s Troupe Hipnotica, her interests have ranged from classical and folkloric dance of the Middle East to synchronized group improvisation and American fusion. Lynette has completed all four phases of study in Rachel Brice’s 8 Elements™ approach, of which she is a recognized official Datura™ Style teacher. She has worked as an occupational therapist since 2005 and enjoys using a therapeutic approach when teaching her students. She finds it important to educate her students on how belly dance can decrease the effects of the aging process. She currently is the director of Maui Belly Dance Company and has developed an improv vocabulary with her collaborator,  Andria Perkins, on Maui. This improv vocabulary includes cued combos with complex and dynamic zil patterns. Belly Dance and Occupational Therapy are Lynette’s passions and she’s excited to be integrating them!