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 Paige Barnes, Anna Conner, Aiko Kinoshita (acornDance), Amelia Reeber, and Rosa Vissers.
**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 PARTNERS
OPEN FLIGHT STUDIO PARTNER EMERITUS
Former partners at Open Flight include:
BetterBiscuitDance – Alex Martin & Freya Wormus
Crispin Spaeth Dance Group