Journeys & Destinations
Presented by Oceanica Ballet
Saturday & Sunday July 9-10
Two Shows each day: 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Oceánica Ballet presents Journeys & Destinations, a showcase of ballets celebrating the places life takes us. Catch a special preview July 9-10 at Hiller Aviation Museum with purchase of museum admission, featuring works by Bay Area choreographers including Edgar Lepe’s 1940’s big band tribute “Swingin’.” See the full-length performance of Journeys & Destinations with works by Robert Burns Lowman, Isabelle Sjahsam, Connolly Strombeck, and Jessica Woodman at Bay Area Ballet Conservatory July 23-24. For more information, visit oceanicaballet.org and follow @oceanicaballet on social media.
About Artistic Co-Director Edgar Lepe
Trained in Folklorico Ballet throughout his youth, Edgar Lepe began studying classical ballet in 2008 at the San Francisco Academy of Ballet under the direction of ballet masters Richard Gibson and Zory Karah. Edgar has performed in Mexico and the United States with Collage West Ensemble, Compañia Mexico Danza, Ensembles Ballet Folklorico of San Francisco, as well as Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Presidio Dance Theatre, Bay Pointe Ballet, and Oakland Ballet. Edgar has choreographed for Bay Pointe Ballet, Bay Area Ballet Conservatory, Peninsula Ballet Theatre, and San Jose Dance International. Edgar currently teaches at Bay Area Ballet Conservatory.
About Artistic Co-Director Robert Burns Lowman
Robert Burns Lowman trained at Susan Hayward School of Dancing and holds B.A.s in Dance and Theater & Performance Studies from U.C. Berkeley. He is a recipient of the Mask and Dagger Memorial Prize (2012) and the Rosalyn Schneider Eisner Prize (2013). Robert performed principal roles in Peninsula Ballet Theatre’s Giselle, The Nutcracker, Carmen, and The Chrysalis Project. In addition to performing, Robert directed PBT’s annual Dance Makers choreography showcase from 2016-2019 and was PBT Artistic Assistant from 2018-2020. He currently teaches ballet at Shoreline Dance Academy and Bay Area Ballet Conservatory.
About Oceánica Ballet
Oceánica Ballet is a group of dynamic artists curated from the Bay Area’s diverse classical dance scene. Oceánica Ballet was formed in 2021 to unite people through the shared experience of dance performance as a reflection of our complex and diverse collective humanity. Our mission is to enliven the San Francisco Bay Area cultural landscape by making professional-level ballet performances accessible and relatable to Bay Area audiences. We enrich the artistic careers of locally-based, professionally trained dance artists of diverse ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, and body types. We create innovative new ballet-based dance works, and interpret classics in fresh and exciting ways.
Oceánica Ballet, Inc. has incorporated as a charitable nonprofit corporation and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.