nancy dobbs owen
Nancy has performed throughout the United States, first with both ballet and modern companies and then as a ballerina and a Meg cover in the National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. Regional theater includes American Musical Theatre of San Jose, The Magic Theater, 42nd St. Moon, and Berkeley Opera. LA theatre includes appearances at Theatre of Note, The Alex Theater, The Hudson Theater, Santa Monica Playhouse and as Lucy in the Production Company’s critically acclaimed Sweeney Todd. She starred in the West Coast premiere of The Bridge Club at Deaf/West Theatre. Nancy has appeared in numerous independent films, several national commercials, as well as various web series and music videos. She also danced in the pilot of the former Showtime, now CW show, My Crazy Ex.
LA choreography includes Skeleton Stories (Best Choreography Nomination, BroadwayWorld.com) and Have You Seen Alice at Theatre of NOTE, Assassins with Sight Unseen Theatre, M. Butterfly, Sweeney Todd (Seven Ovation nominations), Working (Outstanding Choreography, Small Theater) and Enron, all at the Production Company, The Snow Queen (Memorable Choreography, Small Theater) at the Fremont Centre Theatre as well as additional choreography for I’d Rather Be Right at the Hudson Theater, Dolls! at the Santa Monica Playhouse and Pacific Opera Project’s recent critical and commercial hit production of The Mikado. She choreographed the music video for the Band Pie’s gorgeous song Yo Se, a flash mob scene for the hot web series Squad 85 and has numerous other new media projects in the works.
She made her LA directorial debut in August 2012 directing and choreographing SkyPilot Theatre’s smash hit War Bride, which received rave reviews, an extension and 7
StageScene LA awards, including Outstanding Direction of a Play. She has also worked with Fierce Backbone and Fresh Produc’d on new works,
With Weyward Sisters Productions, a multi media production company focused on creating beautiful, thought provoking, emotionally bare work in film, theater, music and visual/fine art she has created two dance films; Surrender to the Mystery is currently on the festival circuit and Nevada Line premiered Sept. 7, 2014.
She holds a BA from UC Irvine. She completed the Teacher Artist Training Program through the Music Center in 2010 and participated in the 2011 Directors Lab West at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Nancy is a popular ballet and contemporary teacher with classes currently at the Performing Arts Center Van Nuys is a dance faculty member at AMDA in Hollywood and teaches at Gabriella Charter School.
A proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and an associate member of SDC.
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