Performing Arts: Dance
Mrs. Lowe’s extensive dance training, teaching and choreographic work encompasses a broad array of both classical and contemporary repertoire. She holds a B.S. degree in Sports Medicine from the University of West Florida with specialization in injury prevention and treatment. Mrs. Lowe is an American Ballet Theatre® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level VII and Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She is a member of The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, London, England, and has been recognized with the Award of Distinction in Anatomy and Physiology for Dancers from ISTD. She is an Affiliate of the American Academy of Ballet and a Registered Teacher with International Dance Acclaim. She has served on the ballet faculty of Dance Educators of America. Mrs. Lowe is a certified Pilates instructor through the PhysicalMind Institute – New York City, New York. She has trained and performed with Florida Classical Ballet Theatre, Briarwood Ballet, Ballet Pensacola and Kaleidoscope Ballet.
She has completed Professional Ballet Teacher Training with world renowned pedagogue Ruth C. Petrinovic – “the ballet teacher’s teacher” and has studied pedagogy intensively with Raymond Lukens, Franco DeVita, Marcia Dale Weary, David Howard and David White. She has written, staged and choreographed numerous full length ballets including “Journey to Oz,” “Windows to the World,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and the acclaimed “Christmas in Narnia.” She has restaged “Graduation Ball,” “The Fairy Doll,” “Cinderella” and countless classical variations for performance and ballet competition.
As a versatile choreographer and educator, she has been recognized with various awards throughout her career, including being the three time recipient of the Dance Educators of America’s President’s Cup Award. She is a sought after choreographer and guest teacher, both nationally and abroad. Her works can currently be seen on several companies in the Southeast. Mrs. Lowe has been listed in “Who’s Who Among Executives & Professionals.” She is on the Executive Board of Directors for Florida State University’s Friends of Dance where she just completed a two year term as President and is also on the National Board of Directors of Dance Educators of America. Mrs. Lowe has had the honor of sitting on a three member panel for the Former First Lady of Florida’s Arts Education Recognition Program, a program that recognized serious high school students who demonstrated exemplary talent in dance. She has coached students for acceptance into many of the world’s leading summer ballet intensives including those at American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Orlando Ballet School, Next Generation Ballet/Patel Conservatory, The Atlanta Ballet, The American Academy of Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, Florida State University and Academie Americaine de Danse de Paris. Mrs. Lowe’s teaching philosophy is to train young dancers in the healthiest, safest method possible all while enabling them to reach their highest potential at whatever age or skill level that might be. Sharing her passion and love for the art of classical ballet is what continues to drive her to excel as an educator. In her spare time she enjoys Gyrotonic, yoga and Pilates, as well as traveling with her husband Bryan and their two beloved basset hounds, Bonnie and Baxter.