Hi! I'm Saumirah.
I am an entrepreneur and educator with many corners on the Internet.
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Essentially, I'm an entrepreneur with a background in and passion for dance and education. I try to spend all of my time creating, learning, and cultivating happiness. However, if you want some specifics, keep reading.
I am the founder and CEO of two dance organizations. One organization is Dance Daze, Inc. and the other is a non-profit called Dance Daze in Schools. Directing these organizations allows me to bring high-quality dance programs to children at studios in California and at schools throughout the United States.
At DanceEdStartup.com, I help dance educators and dance entrepreneurs design and implement educational experiences that enhance learning and engagement in the dance classroom.
I've loved all things related to social media, marketing, and content creation for as long as I can remember, so I am so happy that I get to work as a digital marketing strategist through my work at SociallySaumirah.com! I design digital marketing plans, create and develop content, and manage social media accounts for businesses and brands.
Because I love words and communication, I started a podcast and another blog (because, of course, I've blogged on and off since I was a teenager). As the host of The Happy Dance Podcast and the writer behind The Happy Dance Blog, I talk about all things related to "dance, education, and cultivating a life of happiness."
I am a former classroom teacher, and I hold a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of the Pacific. Still involved with my alma mater, I am a former Communications Chair for the Sacramento Pacific Alumni Club. I am also an American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training in Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. I am a member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) and a Board Member for the California Dance Education Association (CDEA). I served on the Subject Matter Advisory Panel for the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) in Dance to support the development of a teaching credential for dance in the state of California. A lifelong learner, I am presently a doctoral student at the University of the Pacific, studying Educational and Organizational Leadership, with a concentration in Social and Educational Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
If you're interested in any of my products, businesses, or services, don't hesitate to reach out! I'm always on the interwebz.
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