Shirley Hardie (Movement Artist – Board Member)

Haus of Ollom Experience – Composition No. 3

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.