Nancy Dobbs Owen
I am continuing my online classes, both "Kitchen Ballet Barre" on Instagram and Facebook and full classes on Zoom.
Livestream: Tuesday morning at 11am PST. The class is then posted on my FB page and sometimes to my Insta videos. Livestreams are donation based classes, so only pay if you can. (venmo: @nancydobbsowen) Dance through this crisis!
Zoom classes: Monday at 6:30pm and Thursday at 10am. These are on a sliding scale, starting at $10. Please DM me for the link. These are 90 minute classes with a full barre and small space center.
Privates are also available!
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. I am currently continuing my own studies in the MFA-IA program at Goddard College, earning an interdisciplinary MFA with a Performance Creation Concentration.
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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!