Dance Du Coeur welcomes distinguished Ballet Master Richard Bowman who will be leading our ballet program and teaching Ballet 2, 4, and 5 (plus Pointe) on Tuesdays and Ballet 4 and on Wednesdays.
Mr. Bowman is a member of the ABT® National Training Curriculum’s Artistic Board of Examiners & Instructors, and formally a senior faculty member for the ABT® Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (JKO) School in NYC. Mr. Bowman also serves as a faculty member for Broadway Dance Center, Houston Ballet and is an international guest ballet master, coach and adjudicator.
Mr. Bowman was trained in New Zealand under careful guidance of his mother and after completing the Royal Academy of Dance Advanced examination with Honors, he was invited to further his training at the Royal Ballet School in London. During this time, he studied with such notables as: Murray Kilgour, Jiahong Wang and Mikhail Messerer.
Over the next decade, Mr. Bowman danced both as a soloist and principal with internationally acclaimed ballet companies, of which the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Vienna State Opera, Leipzig Ballet, Australian Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre are included.
Throughout his career, he danced many leading roles, from the “Gaoler” in Kenneth MacMillan’s production of Manon, to “James” in Erik Bruhn’s production of La Sylphide.
In addition to co-founding Danse Conservatory, Mr. Bowman also served as ballet master and principal artist for City Ballet of San Diego, California, Mr. Bowman also appeared as a principal guest artist for Sacramento Ballet, University of California, Irvine, and New Ballet West, San Marcos, for which Mr. Bowman also staged their production of Giselle.