RD Artistic Faculty
Ms. Owens received her jazz and tap training through the ADAPT syllabus and studied dance in a myriad of styles until she began studying modern dance in the Senior Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers.
Graduating from the Senior Professional Program of Contemporary Dancers in 1998, Ms. Owens was the General School Coordinator for four years where she also began working and performing with choreographers Gaile Petursson-Hiley and Casimiro Nhussi.
Ms. Owens was a founding company member of NAfro Dance Productions, which completed a performance tour in Maputo, Mozambique in August of 2004. After her experience in Maputo, she was inspired to use her traditional training in modern and jazz and her experience of working in the fusion of African and modern dance.
Ms. Owens teaches and choreographs in the Adult Program for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Recreational Division and Studio One School of Performing Arts. She is also the Executive Director of Dance Manitoba.