Being over active as a child, Adana's mother placed her in dance and gymnastics at the age of five. No one knew how much she would love it, or that these activities which were meant to keep her busy would ultimately become the center of her life. Adana has been involved in competitive gymnastics since the age of 9. She has competed and won in gymnastics meets all over the Northwest and was 1984 All-Around State Champion. Adana was a member of the Lewis and Clark high school gymnastics team for four years, and assistant instructor at Eastern Washington University (EWU).
Throughout her gymnastics career she continued to dance and eventually put that knowledge to use. As a member of the Lewis and Clark Drill team she performed for many audiences and was fortunate to be a part of the highest-ranking team in the area. After graduation she became a part time Jazz lll performing group at EWU, in which she performed, directed and choreographed. Adana began her career with the Dance Emporium in 1991. She then purchased the business in 2003 Turning this small popular recreational gym into the largest gym in Spokane. She continues to strive for Dynamic Athletic Center to be the top training facility in the region.
Over the years she has continued her education in dance and gymnastics traveling to seminars, conferences and other training opportunities. As the director of the gymnastics program, she has helped to create one of the largest and most unique programs in the area. She continues to choreograph gymnastics routines for high schools in the area and Cheerleading squads around the northwest with much success.
Teaching Credits: Wiggle worms, pre-school, recreational classes level 1-10, Specialty class: Pre-school 3, Hot tots, Pre-Team, High Schools, Cheerleading, summer camps, Demonstration team, Head Coach team levels 6-7-8-9-10
Dance: Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Character
Specialty Classes: Drill Team, Dance Team, Competition Cheer
Training: Post Falls Dance (Post Falls, ID) Lake City Gymnastics, Lewis and Clark Gymnastics and Drill Team (Spokane, WA) EWU dance program ( Cheney , WA ) Dance Emporium ( Spokane , WA ) U.S.A. Gymnastics State Clinic 1996-Current, TOPS Elite training Camp 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Certifications: KAT Teaching, Level 4 skill evaluator, U.S.A.G Safety and CPR and First Aid certified, State Clinics current, Safety & Risk Management Certified, USA Gymnastics University Instructor Certified, First Aid and CPR Certified, Level 8-10 W300 certified W202 Meet director certification.
Choreography Credits: Lewis and Clark drill team , Jazz lll unlimited, Panther All Star Cheerleading, Rogers High School gymnastics team, Dance Emporium Gymnastics Shows, Demo Team and Hot Shots Competitive Team., Mead High School. Gymnastics, Mt Spokane High School Gymnastics.