Nancy Dobbs Owen
Note: During the SHELTER AT HOME directive, I am teaching online "Kitchen Ballet Barre" classes on both Instagram and Facebook. These are donation based classes, so only pay if you can. (venmo: @nancydobbsowen) Dance through this crisis! Tuesdsay/Thursday/Saturday 10am PST Livestream. The class is then posted on my FB page and lives in Instagram Stories for 24 hours.
A testimonial below! Want to read the rest of her post? Click here!
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, director, dance educator and writer. 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 , The Performing Arts Center and Degas Dance. I also teach regular open classes at Anna Cheselka Dance Center, Millennium Dance Complex and The Edge. 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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During the Covid-19 Spring Semester Shelter in place order, our students have all been sent home. For their midterm, I asked my ballet classes to learn a variation and gave them various prompts, illustrated in the video. I edited the most original and fully realized into a little sizzle reel. I hope you enjoy these young artists!