Rising Stars: Special Needs Dance Therapy

Owensboro Dance Theatre is proud to offer its free dance therapy program for individuals with special needs.  ODT is uniquely qualified to provide this service to the community.  On staff with ODT is teaching artist  Shauna Dever-Jones who has her MFA in Dance from Florida State University and Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis Certificate from Integrated Movement Studies at University of Utah. Shauna uses her vast knowledge of movement analysis to bring the joys of dance to those with physical, mental and or social disabilities. Tailoring each class to her students, Shauna utilizes exercises and tools to aid the development of creativity flexibility and strength in each of her participants. ODT is the only organization in the state to offer a program with such a highly trained "teaching artist".

Currently offering classes at Owensboro Middle and High School, Daviess County High School, College View Middle School, Puzzle Pieces, Center Piece, CAKY and Wendell Foster Center, ODT would love to bring this program to your school or facility! Please contact us for more details. 
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Special Needs Dance Therapist
Shauna Dever-Jones - former ODT member, has her MFA degree in Dance/Choreography from Florida State University and Laban Movement Analysis Certification from IMS University of Utah. Shauna has danced with DANCE (Birmingham), Dance Repertory Theatre (Tallahassee), on scholarship with Ririe-Woodbuty Dance Company (salt Lake City) and summer scholarship at the Giordano Dance Center (Chicago). She has performed in works by Martha Graham, Alwin Nickolais, and Dan Wagoner. Sauna's choreography has been invited to be shown at the Alvin Ailey Studio (NYC) Big Range Dance Festival (Austin Texas), Dumbo Dance Festival (Brooklyn) and Louisville Ballet School Summer Program.

For more information please call (270)684-9580 or email odt1982@gmail.com
Thank you to our
Rising Stars: Special Needs Dance Therapy program sponsors!
Marilyn and William Young Charitable Foundation