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NANCY DOW

Associate, Studio Moderator

Nancy Dow trained as a ballet dancer in New York City. She attended Smith College and graduated with Honors in Dance, after which she returned to NY to pursue a performing career. Injuries interfered, but by then Nancy had discovered that she loved teaching. She studied pedagogy with Don Farnworth and taught in his school.

In a career that spans 30 years, Nancy has developed innovative approaches to working with children, directed ballet programs, trained teachers, taught master classes, coached young dancers and choreographed more pieces than she cares to count. Members of the Paul Taylor and Jose Limon dance companies took her classes, and former students have danced with New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet.

Nancy met her husband-to-be outside the Metropolitan Opera House, waiting to buy ballet tickets. Some time later, he proposed to her there, and they were married right across the street from Lincoln Center. Now they have a teen-aged son and live in New Jersey.

Recently Nancy learned to turn on a computer. One of her first explorations of the Net was serendipitous in that it landed her in criticaldance. She is honored to be a Moderator here.

 


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