Vanya Leighton


From the Program Book for the 3rd IAGSDC Convention, held in San Francisco in 1986:
Known as the "Hat Lady" for her trademark chapeaux, Vanya has called in Guam, British Columbia, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri, Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, Tennessee, Kansas, Minnesota, Michigan, South Dakota, Maryland, Kentucky, and, of course, California. She is currently Vice President of the Square Dance Callers Association of Northern California and has been an active member of Callerlab for the past seven years. A graduate of Bill Peter's Callers College in 1974, she has called for ten of the last twelve National Square Dance Conventions.