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 Alice Gosti, Aiko Kinoshita (acornDance), Amelia Reeber, and Tamin Totzke

**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

ALICE GOSTI
www.gostia.com

AIKO KINOSHITA
Email
www.acorndance.org

AMELIA REEBER
Email
www.ameliareeber.com

TAMIN TOTZKE
www.tamintotzke.com

 

OPEN FLIGHT STUDIO PARTNER EMERITUS

FOUNDING MEMEMBERS, 2003

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

MEMBERS:

Sheri Cohen
Anna Conner
Rosa Vissers
Violette Tucker
Crispin Spaeth Dance Group