Artesan partners with Redding School of the Arts

They have also joined forces with world renowned Artesan Dance Company and will provide the North State’s first professional Works-in-Progress performance series led by Artistic Director and Choreographer Summer Odell Ovies.

Artesan featured in Dance Informa magazine

Since then, Odell has nurtured the exciting intersections of hip-hop, breakdancing, modern and ballet that make up the signature movement blend of her company, performing at such venues as the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out stage and across the West Coast.

There is a unique silence in the world

There is a unique silence in the world created by an audience in that moment as the curtain rises.  It is a silence that ripples with expectancy: questions seeking answers, dreams seeking definition, and hearts seeking wonder.  It is in this precise moment, that Summer Odell, artistic director of Artesan Dance Company, is suspended by the anticipation of what is about to unfold on stage with people in a room who have no idea what journey they are about to begin.