PIONEERS OF IMAGINATION, SPIRIT AND PERFORMANCE In 1913, Charlotte Perry and Portia Mansfield fulfilled their dreams of creating a theatre and dance camp in the mountains. Now, 99 years later, Perry-Mansfield is recognized as the oldest continuously-operating performing arts school and camp in the nation. Throughout the years, a number of distinguished alumni, faculty, and guest artists have passed through the doors of Perry-Mansfield. Today, students from all over the world take classes from a select group of accomplished and internationally renowned faculty. The tradition of Perry-Mansfield remains unsurpassed as the camp continues to prepare emerging young artists for the stage. Recent alumni are performing with Ballet Hispanico, Battleworks Dance Company, Munich Ballet, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Nederlands Dans Theatre, and in film, on Broadway and television. We invite you to share in the magic of Perry-Mansfield. To learn more, watch the overview video below.
INTRODUCTION TO PERRY-MANSFIELD
100 YEARS OF PERRY-MANSFIELD — COMING SOON!
Joan served as Executive Director of Oakland Ballet, General Manger of Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center, and Executive Director of WestWave Dance, an annual festival of new choreography presented in San Francisco. She was capital campaign consultant for ODC/San Francisco’s expansion project, is former President of Dance Bay Area and served on the Steering Committee of Bay Area National Dance Week. Joan has performed with or in the works of Alonzo King, Cliff Keuter, Ellen Bromberg, Victoria Morgan, Krissy Keefer, Frank Shawl, Bill DeYoung, Toni Pimble, Richard Colton and Alan Ptashek. She taught at the University of Oregon, Mills College, San Francisco Ballet, Dance Circle of Boston, The Princeton Ballet, RoCo Dance & Fitness, and Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, and co-authored the Dance Curriculum Guide adopted by the San Francisco Unified School District. She holds a BA in Psycholinguistics, a MA in Dance, and a MA in Arts Administration. She received Bay Area National Dance Week’s Contribution to the Field of Dance Award in 2006, and in 2012 she received an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Sustained Achievement. Lazarus was named 2011 Dance MVP by The San Francisco Chronicle. email@example.com
Director – Facilities
Edward has lived in the Yampa Valley for 16 years and has owned 3 businesses in town. Fat Eddy’s Threadworks, Spiffy Dog Pet Products and Wood Wise Productions. He brings to P-M 30 years experience all facets of property management. Edward is very creative and tackles projects head on with a keen vision and an evolving plan for the life span of a product or structure. Originally from Tennessee, he moved here to Colorado 22 years ago to enjoy all the mountains have to offer. He can usually be found Rafting or exploring the backcountry with his two daughters. He also likes to spend time on stagecoach lake and of course Telemark skis in the winter. He graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta and loves the visual and performing arts world. One thing to know about him is he can fix anything and knows how to build everything. firstname.lastname@example.org
Director – Programs
Toni is a native of the Midwest, but has called Steamboat Springs home for almost 20 years. Toni and her family were drawn to Steamboat for its strong sense of community, its natural beauty, and its many opportunities. Toni brings a background in administation, management, and human resources to P-M. In her free time you will find her spending time with her husband and two daughters, finding and trying new recipes, and taking advantage of all that the Yampa Valley has to offer. Toni is honored to be at P-M, working to keep the vision of Charlotte and Portia alive for many years to come. email@example.com
Grew up in Longmont, CO and graduated from Western State Colorado University with a B.A. in Psychology. Stephanie and her husband have called Steamboat Springs home since 2002. She has worked previously at CMC, ResortQuest and Steamboat Mental Health. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rich grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida and graduated with a BA in English from Troy State University. He has taught high school and middle school English and taught environmental science at several summer camps throughout the country. Rich served as Sports Director at Camp Pinnacle in North Carolina and taught ocean kayaking at a camp in Jupiter, Florida. In addition to working at Perry-Mansfield year-round, Rich teaches skiing to 4-6 year olds during the winter.