Rowena Richie has been creating and performing dance theater works that examine corners of the culture she lives in. Two recent projects she collaborated on are For You, a series of customized performances for audiences of twelve, intended to foster intimacy between strangers, and Dearly Gathered, an original evening length piece that explores the connection between longing and consumerism. By day she teaches exercise classes for seniors of all stripes through City College of San Francisco. Rowena’s passion is movement. Her motto: “Feel free!”
Bio: Rowena Richie received her early dance training at the Midland Community Center in Midland, Michigan, USA. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from the University of Michigan and California State University, Long Beach. She completed her Master’s degree in Creative Inquiry at New College of California. Rowena holds a Senior Fitness certification from the American Senior Fitness Association. She is a faculty member in the Older Adults Department at City College of San Francisco and a freelance dance theater artist.