is the director/owner of One Big Yes Productions. One Big Yes Productions came out of Nancy directing the fabulous dance company 40 Women Over 40, since 2003. After several beautifully received large-scale productions, she wanted to expand her scope to include a larger range of dancers. Inspired by working with her former mentee, Linzee Klinkenberg, they collaborated on BOOM, and One Big Yes was born. Nancy is an award winning teacher and performer. Her teaching style is demanding, inspiring, full of humor and encouragement. Over the years, Nancy has given hundreds of dancers of all levels the opportunity to dance on the big stage. Her classes have been called “Vitamin C”, and “a dance class and a comedy show all in one!”. Nancy has performed and written plays, appeared in films, and on every kind of stage one could imagine.
Nancy’s background includes teaching dance for the University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, University of Colorado, Colorado State University, and the National Theater Conservatory. Nancy is also an award winning actress and playwright. Her play, 2 Women Avoiding Involuntary Hospitalization (with collaborators Patti Dobrowolski and Molly Thompson), earned her a “Best Actress” award from Westword Magazine, and was named “Best New Play” by the Denver Drama Critics Circle.
Nancy lives, teaches, and thrives in Boulder, Colorado. Current projects include performing and choreographing for Dance Gallery in the Northwest, collaborating with Christy McNeil on a new piece set on CalPoly dancers for their 2014 spring show in San Luis Obispo, whipping up “badaboom” with Linzee Klinkenberg premiering October 2014 in Boulder, and brainstorming a new play with Wade Madsen.
Nancy’s 2015 winter/spring projects include: TARA Fundraising Performance (March 8th, Nomad Theater, 1pm, Boulder), Dance Gallery Spring Performance (March 13,14,15 the Firehouse, Bellingham WA), The WILD Summit (April 10th, all day event, Marriott Hotel, Westminster, CO), “Her Many Gifts” (May 1&2, house concert produced by Lyra Mayfield, Boulder), One Big Yes Presents! Spring Casual Showing (May 2nd, 1pm, Dairy Center, Boulder), 3rd Law Informal Dance Showing (May 26th, Dairy Center, Boulder).
Cornish College of the Arts
University of Washington
National Theater Conservatory
Colorado State University
University of Colorado/Boulder
Alchemy of Movement
Dairy Center for the Arts
Bates Dance Festival
American College Dance Festival
Spectrum Dance Theater
International Dance Theater
Bill Evans Institutes
Boulder Jazz Dance Workshops
Seattle Children’s Theater
Colorado Choreographers Showcase
Canyon Concert Ballet
Allegro Dance Series
Interweave Dance Theater
DUO (with Wade Madsen)
2 Women Avoiding Involuntary Hospitalization (with Patti Dobrowolski)
The Last Convertible
Art in the West: When Cultures Collided
Denver Drama Critics Circle Award (for Best Ensemble Performance): Betrayal, for Actors Ensemble.
Denver Drama Critics Circle Award (for Best New Play): 2 Women Avoiding Involuntary Hospitalization, written with Patti Dobrowolski, directed by Molly Thompson
Voted Best Actress by Westword Magazine (for 2 Women..)
Named by Seattle’s Jazz Beat: “one of the hottest and most loved jazz teachers in Seattle”.