Nancy Dobbs Owen
My professional life as a ballet dancer began as an apprentice with the Joffrey Ballet under the mentor-ship of Trinette Singleton after studying on scholarship with both Alonzo King and Richard Gibson in San Francisco. I went on to dance as a principal dancer with numerous ballet and modern companies before joining the National Tour of Phantom of the Opera. Since then, I have worked regionally on numerous shows, have added film, TV, and commercial work to my resume and am establishing myself as a choreographer and director. Along the way I earned a BA from the University of California, Irvine in Dance. I love to teach and live for dance. I always have several theater and film projects in the works and believe fervently in employing the arts as a force for social good. I incorporate all of this life experience into energetic and technique based classes emphasizing clean unadorned port de bras, a strong core, clear alignment and quick movement. Classes are aerobically and technically challenging but retain a lightness of spirit and a great deal of love. I am a faculty member at AMDA and at The Performing Arts Center. I also teach open classes at various studios around the Los Angeles area in addition to the occasional guest and master class. Check out the schedule on the calendar below and come take class! I am also available for private lessons and coaching.
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