Open Flight Studio would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish and the Coast Salish People past and present and honor with gratitude the land itself and the these Tribes.

We are hoping you’ll consider supporting the good work Open Flight LLC does by donating or sharing with others who’d like to help.

Donate here: https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=P9DMLLK4J8KQG

Open Flight Studio (OFS) is a space for performance-based artists to research, experiment, develop, teach, dialog and perform. OFS strives to maintain a neutral space that is affordable and accessible to enable the goals, pursuits and interests of individual artists, groups and art advocates.

Previously the space was the home for the Martha Nishitani Modern Dance School, which opened in 1954.  In 2002, Nishitani retired, and in January 2003, the space re-opened under the stewardship of OFS, a partnership of dance/movement artists formed by original members Cheronne Wong, Paige Barnes, Pablo Cornejo, BetterBiscuitDance, and Rockhopper Dance.

OFS is located at 4205 University Way NE, in Seattle’s University District, on “the Ave” at 42nd, across the street from Bulldog News. Click here for map and driving directions.

The studio is currently managed by Seattle dance/movement artists Kara Beadle, Sara Caplan, Kim Holloway and Audrey Rachelle.

**To learn more about the history of this space and the life of Seattle dance artist Martha Nishitani please read these insightful essays written by Paula Becker.

OPEN FLIGHT STUDIO HISTORY
MARTHA NISHITANI HISTORY

OPEN FLIGHT STUDIO PARTNERS

KARA BEADLE
Email @the_tangerine_beadle 

SARA CAPLAN
Email

KIMBERLY HOLLOWAY
Email

AUDREY RACHELLE
Email

OPEN FLIGHT STUDIO PARTNER EMERITUS

FOUNDING MEMBERS (2003)

Paige Barnes and Pablo Cornejo
Cheronne Wong
BetterBiscuitDance – Alex Martin & Freya Wormus
Rockhopper Dance

CURRENT MEMBERS:

Kara Beadle 
Sara Caplan
Kim Holloway
Audrey Rachelle

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