Master teacher gives dance students the tools to succeed

American Spirit Dance Company founder and director Jo Rowan is planning the annual “Home for the Holidays” production. The dance company is based at Oklahoma City University.

Published: December 5, 2010
Like the celebrated protagonist in the hit musical “Hello, Dolly!,” Jo Rowan has “always been a woman who arranges things.” Jerry Herman’s lyric goes on to cite such examples as “furniture and daffodils and lives.”
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Jo Rowan
→Title: Professor of dance, director of American Spirit Dance Company, chairman of Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management, Oklahoma City University.

→Hometown: Born in Cincinnati; raised in Erlanger, Ky.

→Education: Bachelor of Science in applied arts (costume design), Master of Arts in dance, University of Cincinnati.

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