Co-Founder, Artistic Director
Jennifer Owen is the Artistic Director of Owen/Cox Dance Group, an ensemble she co-founded with composer Brad Cox in 2007. She has choreographed over fifty new works for Owen/Cox Dance Group, including two commissions by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and works commissioned by Island Moving Co. of Newport, RI, Kansas City Dance Festival, Kansas City Baroque Consortium, and Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. She has also created nine new works for Kansas City Ballet's In the Wings choreographic workshop, and a winning entry for the 2006 Columbus Choreography Project. Owen is the recipient of a 2000 Princess Grace Honorarium. Prior to founding Owen/Cox Dance Group, Owen enjoyed a 13-year international ballet career. After training with Pacific Northwest Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, School of American Ballet, and the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, she went on to dance with the Russian State Ballet, Moscow Renaissance Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, BalletMet, and was a guest artist with the National Ballet of Turkmenistan. She has performed principal roles in Giselle, Don Quixote, George Balanchine's Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and Donizetti Variations, and the central pas de deux in Todd Bolender's Arena.
Artistic Director - Take the Stage
Jeramy brings decades of teaching experience to her new role. Her teaching credentials include working with AileyCamp Baltimore, creating educational materials for the Kennedy Center, being a teaching artist in the New York City public schools, and 20 years of teaching yoga and meditation to court-involved youth. She has worked to inspire and uplift students through dance. She is thrilled to synthesize her knowledge and practices into leading Take the Stage. Jeramy is a dance maker, performer, and producer. Since returning to Kansas City from New York City in 2016, she has continued to create work and build community. She currently co-produces Making Moves with Kyle Mullins and recently completed a Charlotte Street Artist Residency.