Nannette Brodie - Artistic Director
Nannette Brodie, performed and choreographed for the nationally acclaimed Los Angeles modern dance company, The Moving Company, from 1970 to 1978. The company toured with the National Endowment for the Arts Touring Program, Artists in the Schools and the Los Angeles Performing Tree Program. Since that time she has choreographed independently in musical theatre, dance companies, television and film, while starting her own company and a nonprofit corporation, South Coast Dance Arts Alliance.
After receiving her BFA in Art and her Masters Degree in Dance from California State University Los Angeles, Nannette taught on the faculties of California State University Chico and Long Beach, Loyola-Marymount University, and Long Beach City College. In 1975, Nannette became the director of dance at Golden West College, and in 1986 she started her own contemporary dance company, the Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre.
Her choreography has been performed in more than 300 venues in New York, California, Utah, Nevada, Mexico, Czech Republic and France. Nannette’s principal training and theory of choreography stems from her work with Murray Louis, Janice Day and Alwin Nikolais. She is an alumnus of the Nikolais-Louis Dance Lab in New York.
Nannette was nominated for a Lester Horton Dance Award for outstanding teaching in 2000. She received the Else Loudon Solo Award for her choreography at the Palm Desert Choreography Festival in 2002 as well as recognition for Outstanding Woman in Arts and Culture for Long Beach.
Nannette has just been honored as the 2007 Distinguished Artist of the Year for the city of Long Beach. Also, during 2007 the South Coast Dance Arts Alliance was honored with a Milestone Award for 25 Years of Performance from the Dance Resource Center of Los Angeles.
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