“Dance should be approached just like any other field of study that requires you to take the time to study the written knowledge, remember it, and then apply it. I began teaching a group of youth beginner dancers for a dance ministry. I used the knowledge that I learned to help me train them in both the physical and written form of the techniques. It was important to me that as dancers, they not only knew how to execute the movement but also know the name of the movement. I found that in doing so they were more confident in their own movements which helped them learn choreography quicker and retain what they learned.”
"Hearing the doctor diagnose your child as a type one diabetic can be a devastating moment. Many things can go through the mind of any parent when faced with a life altering diagnosis. Yes, it is manageable, yes, your child can still be treated just like every other child their age, but; there is still that feeling of why our child? What could we have done differently? What didn't we do? Fortunately, there is nothing that you did or did not do as a parent to have caused your child to be one of many living with type one diabetes, and there is nothing you could have done differently."
Wife | Mother | Author | Writer | Artist | Dancer | Promoter of "Ways to NjoyPeac”
Using the art of the written word Lorraine writes both fiction & non-fiction books, writes articles for online platforms and uses the creativity of her hand drawn & painted designs to creates works of art. Lorraine has over 25 years of experience working with children, teens, and young adults. This has afforded her the opportunity to work with children and youth in several different capacities. Lorraine has held positions as a Preschool Teacher, Afterschool Counselor, Private Sitter, Independent Care Giver, and a Registered Behavior Therapist for children with Autism. She also holds two associate degrees, one in Early Childhood Administration and Management, and one in Organizational Management both from Rio Salado Community College.
Lorraine has a Passion for the Art of Dance and has trained and performed in several genres over many years. From 2010-2015 she was the Founder & Creative Director of The Joy of Dance Company where she mentored children, youth and adults as a Dance Instructor, Choreographer, Dance Ministry Leader, and Soloist.
From 2003-2015 Lorraine was a Stay-At Home Mother managing the majority of the household dynamics. In addition to managing the household Lorraine volunteered her time for two different non-profit organizations close to her heart. She served on the board of the Phoenix East Valley Chapter of Mocha Mom Incorporated over the course of several years as the Playgroup Coordinator, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President. In addition to that she volunteered for the Phoenix Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Known today as JDRF). There she was a member of the Advisory Board, ran her own family "Walk to Cure Diabetes" team, Mentored families with newly diagnosed children, served as a Moderator on their social website "Type 1 Nation" and as a Coordinator for their local family centered conferences.
LYLT Expressions is a one-woman creative arts company started by Lorraine J. LYLT Expressions specializes in Illustrating LIFE through the ART of the written word, and the hand drawn and painted designs with a unique line of non-fiction and fiction books and works of art. LYLT Expressions has a broad target audience that includes the early childhood, youth, adolescent, young adult and adult age groups with a mission to promote ways to NJoyPeace, Love, and Nourishment for the Soul. LYLT Expressions strives to Uplift, Give Hope, and share the wisdom, inspiration, life lessons or motivation you need to fill that open space in your spirit with Peace.
L.Y.L.T. is derived from the literary word lilt and while it has many definitions LYLT Expressions focuses on the use of the word as a verb. As a verb lilt means to articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way (freedictionary.com, 2003-2017), all product produced are intended to do the same. “Love You Like That” was Lorraine's father’s favorite statement that was a term of endearment for him. He always spoke it with enthusiasm to his daughters and anyone else he loved. So, it was only fitting that it be used when expressing and promoting Love through the arts.