Cecilie grew up in the Boston area where she began studying violin at the age of 6. Growing up she was very involved with the arts, performing in orchestras, ensembles, school musicals, and dance recitals. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College where she majored in Studio Art and minored in Violin Performance. Upon graduating, she was a substitute teacher at a local middle school and started a group, “You are a Gift to Share: Communicating Through the Arts.” The group traveled to local nursing homes sharing their musical talents, emphasizing verbal and instrumental communication. At the time, she was heavily involved in ballroom dancing and costume design and soon went on to earn a degree in fashion design from Parsons School of Design. She moved to Cape Coral 4 years ago after accepting a job at Dore Designs, a couture dancewear company. There she is Production Manager and Assistant Designer, designing costumes for So You Think You Can Dance, Miss Texas, The Knicks Dancers, and countless professional and amateur ballroom dancers. She married her long time dance partner over Labor Day weekend this year, which would not have been complete without a group of 9 cellos playing for the ceremony. Upon moving here, she was beyond thrilled to find the Gulf Coast Symphony where she can continue her violin in a fun, challenging, and professional environment! Being so far from family, the symphony provides a community and network that enhances her life here.