Vicki-Marie Bassing was born and raised in San Francisco, Calif. She began dancing ( tap, ballet and acrobatics) at age 3 and continued training through high school. While in Junior High School Vicki was Northern California’s Gymnastic Champion. Her focus ultimately turned to ballet and she performed with New York City, Bolshoi, Kirov and San Francisco Opera Ballet Companies. In 1966 she met Roberta Meyer, who began training her to teach ballet and she has continued to teach throughout Marin County.
Vicki directed Marin Dance Theatre’s Junior Division Program for 8 years, choreographed for musical and ballet productions, and currently directs and teaches Creative Movement programs in several Marin County Preschools.
In 2018 Vicki brought ballet to the students of Deirdre Ann Academy. For many it was their first introduction to the art of ballet. For Vicki it was inspiring to see their faces light up as they explored this art, its history and way of moving. She will be returning to Deirdre Ann Academy in 2019 to expand on the enthusiasm and interest that was expressed on her first trip.