Shirley Hardie (Movement Artist – Board Member)
I started my dance career in High School where I learned the Graham technique, as well as the Ailey technique. After graduating from High School, I continued my dance studies at Carnegie Hall where I met Alonso Castro, who taught ballet and the Limon technique. Alonso later became my choreographer, with The Alonso Castro Dance Theatre, Inc. While in his company, I was able to work with choreographers such as: Marvin Gordon, Pilar Gomez, Larry Crabtree, and I performed in many Operas with Tony Amato, of the Amato Opera House. In 2004, I started ballet classes with John Ollom and then went on to doing John’s Ollom Art workshops for the past 12 years – throughout the U.S. I have done many performances under John using his Internal Landscapes© and I am presently working with John in his new pieces. I’m also on the Board of Directors of the Prismatic Productions, Inc./Ollom Art.