Mon November 28 - Mon December 5, 2022

Join Oceánica Ballet this Thanksgiving for a Free Virtual Fall Festival

Join Oceánica Ballet this Thanksgiving for a free virtual Fall Festival celebrating friends, family, and all those we're thankful for.

Featuring the online premiere of Jessica Woodman's Till Death; and highlighting one of our current online offerings, Patience Gordon's And Here We Are.

Three couples share the stage in Till Death to perform the progression of relationships. Experience the joys of first meetings, the discovery of connections, the comfort in support, and the constancy of attachments.

In And Here We Are, celebrate the relationships dearest to us. Enjoy the playful closeness of siblings, cherish the tenderness between romantic partners, and cultivate the individual, internal relationship with oneself.

Join us online November 19 - December 5 during this season of thanks at https://oceanicaballet.org/fallfestival

Stay tuned in the new year to hear more about our upcoming 2023 season of performances!

About Artistic Co-Director Edgar Lepe
Trained in Folklorico Ballet throughout his youth, Edgar Lepe began studying classical ballet in 2008 at the San Francisco Academy of Ballet under the direction of ballet masters Richard Gibson and Zory Karah.

Edgar has performed in Mexico and the United States with Collage West Ensemble, Compania Mexico Danza, Ensembles Ballet Folklorico of San Francisco, as well as Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Presidio Dance Theatre, Bay Pointe Ballet, and Oakland Ballet. Edgar has choreographed for Bay Pointe Ballet, Bay Area Ballet Conservatory, Peninsula Ballet Theatre, and San Jose Dance International. Edgar currently teaches at Bay Area Ballet Conservatory.

About Artistic Co-Director Robert Burns Lowman
Robert Burns Lowman trained at Susan Hayward School of Dancing and holds B.A.s in Dance and Theater & Performance Studies from U.C. Berkeley. He is a recipient of the Mask and Dagger Memorial Prize (2012) and the Rosalyn Schneider Eisner Prize (2013).

Robert has danced in works by Gregory Amato, Marit Brook-Kothlow, Carlos Carvajal, Ron Cunningham, Katie Faulkner, Edgar Lepe, Rosalia Lerner, Constanza Murphy, Becky Robinson-Leviton, Jessica Woodman, and Scott Wells. At Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Robert performed principal roles in Giselle, The Nutcracker, and Carmen Suite; and was featured as a soloist in the virtual release of The Chrysalis Project. In addition to performing, Robert directed PBT's annual Dance Makers choreography showcase from 2016-2019 and was PBT Artistic Assistant from 2018-2020. Robert currently teaches ballet at Shoreline Dance Academy and Bay Area Ballet Conservatory.

Featured Guest Choreographers
Born and raised in San Jose, Jessica Woodman is a multi-disciplinary dancer, teacher, and choreographer with over 10 years of professional experience. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Performing Arts and is certified in the GYROKINESIS® & GYROTONIC® methods, Pilates, and American Ballet Theatre's National Training Curriculum. As a guest artist, she has performed both Soloist and Principal roles with: Bay Pointe Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Menlowe Ballet, Western Ballet, and The Milissa Payne Project. Jessica is currently owner and director of ShadowOfaDancer and Ballet Master of Nor Cal Dance Arts.

Patience Gordon trained at Ballet Petit in Hayward, CA and additionally with Oakland Ballet, Ballet Arizona and the Royal Danish Ballet. She has danced professionally with the Oakland Ballet Company, Menlowe Ballet and Zion Dance Project, with roles in classical ballets and original contemporary works. As a founding and current member of Em(body) Dance Project, Patience performs and choreographs for virtual and live shows around the Bay Area. She also enjoys sharing her love of dance to students of all ages.

About Oceánica Ballet
Oceánica Ballet is a group of dynamic artists curated from the Bay Area's diverse classical dance scene. Oceánica Ballet was formed in 2021 to unite people through the shared experience of dance performance as a reflection of our complex and diverse collective humanity. Our mission is to enliven the San Francisco Bay Area cultural landscape by making professional-level ballet performances accessible and relatable to Bay Area audiences. We enrich the artistic careers of locally-based, professionally trained dance artists of diverse ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, and body types. We create innovative new ballet-based dance works, and interpret classics in fresh and exciting ways.

Oceánica Ballet, Inc. has been designated a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

https://oceanicaballet.org/performances
For more information visit https://oceanicaballet.org
Join Oceánica Ballet this Thanksgiving for a free virtual Fall Festival celebrating friends, family, and all those we're thankful for.

Featuring the online premiere of Jessica Woodman's Till Death; and highlighting one of our current online offerings, Patience Gordon's And Here We Are.

Three couples share the stage in Till Death to perform the progression of relationships. Experience the joys of first meetings, the discovery of connections, the comfort in support, and the constancy of attachments.

In And Here We Are, celebrate the relationships dearest to us. Enjoy the playful closeness of siblings, cherish the tenderness between romantic partners, and cultivate the individual, internal relationship with oneself.

Join us online November 19 - December 5 during this season of thanks at https://oceanicaballet.org/fallfestival

Stay tuned in the new year to hear more about our upcoming 2023 season of performances!

About Artistic Co-Director Edgar Lepe
Trained in Folklorico Ballet throughout his youth, Edgar Lepe began studying classical ballet in 2008 at the San Francisco Academy of Ballet under the direction of ballet masters Richard Gibson and Zory Karah.

Edgar has performed in Mexico and the United States with Collage West Ensemble, Compania Mexico Danza, Ensembles Ballet Folklorico of San Francisco, as well as Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Presidio Dance Theatre, Bay Pointe Ballet, and Oakland Ballet. Edgar has choreographed for Bay Pointe Ballet, Bay Area Ballet Conservatory, Peninsula Ballet Theatre, and San Jose Dance International. Edgar currently teaches at Bay Area Ballet Conservatory.

About Artistic Co-Director Robert Burns Lowman
Robert Burns Lowman trained at Susan Hayward School of Dancing and holds B.A.s in Dance and Theater & Performance Studies from U.C. Berkeley. He is a recipient of the Mask and Dagger Memorial Prize (2012) and the Rosalyn Schneider Eisner Prize (2013).

Robert has danced in works by Gregory Amato, Marit Brook-Kothlow, Carlos Carvajal, Ron Cunningham, Katie Faulkner, Edgar Lepe, Rosalia Lerner, Constanza Murphy, Becky Robinson-Leviton, Jessica Woodman, and Scott Wells. At Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Robert performed principal roles in Giselle, The Nutcracker, and Carmen Suite; and was featured as a soloist in the virtual release of The Chrysalis Project. In addition to performing, Robert directed PBT's annual Dance Makers choreography showcase from 2016-2019 and was PBT Artistic Assistant from 2018-2020. Robert currently teaches ballet at Shoreline Dance Academy and Bay Area Ballet Conservatory.

Featured Guest Choreographers
Born and raised in San Jose, Jessica Woodman is a multi-disciplinary dancer, teacher, and choreographer with over 10 years of professional experience. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Performing Arts and is certified in the GYROKINESIS® & GYROTONIC® methods, Pilates, and American Ballet Theatre's National Training Curriculum. As a guest artist, she has performed both Soloist and Principal roles with: Bay Pointe Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Menlowe Ballet, Western Ballet, and The Milissa Payne Project. Jessica is currently owner and director of ShadowOfaDancer and Ballet Master of Nor Cal Dance Arts.

Patience Gordon trained at Ballet Petit in Hayward, CA and additionally with Oakland Ballet, Ballet Arizona and the Royal Danish Ballet. She has danced professionally with the Oakland Ballet Company, Menlowe Ballet and Zion Dance Project, with roles in classical ballets and original contemporary works. As a founding and current member of Em(body) Dance Project, Patience performs and choreographs for virtual and live shows around the Bay Area. She also enjoys sharing her love of dance to students of all ages.

About Oceánica Ballet
Oceánica Ballet is a group of dynamic artists curated from the Bay Area's diverse classical dance scene. Oceánica Ballet was formed in 2021 to unite people through the shared experience of dance performance as a reflection of our complex and diverse collective humanity. Our mission is to enliven the San Francisco Bay Area cultural landscape by making professional-level ballet performances accessible and relatable to Bay Area audiences. We enrich the artistic careers of locally-based, professionally trained dance artists of diverse ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, and body types. We create innovative new ballet-based dance works, and interpret classics in fresh and exciting ways.

Oceánica Ballet, Inc. has been designated a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

https://oceanicaballet.org/performances
For more information visit https://oceanicaballet.org
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