Gavin Stewart and Vanessa Owen met in 2011, founded Stewart/Owen Dance in 2012 and married each other in 2019.  

 

They worked together as artists of Company E, performing regularly at the JFK Center for the Performing Arts and traveling to over 10 countries through U.S. State Department cultural diplomacy tours.  Their work abroad has influenced them to view dance as a universal language that can connect people across different cultures and beliefs, and they use this as a driving force in their creative collaborations and educational programs. 


Their choreographic collaborations have been presented by festivals and companies across the U.S., including McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival, Women in Dance Conference 2019, CHOP SHOP Dance Festival,

The NYC Dance Gallery Festival, NC Dance Festival, Palm Desert Choreography Festival, Bellingham Repertory Dance, Atlanta Dance Collective, Stavna Ballet and Company E. 

 

They won the Audience Choice Award in the 2018 NYC Dance Gallery Festival, were voted "Artists Who Most Pushed the Boundaries with the Human Body" by Asheville Fringe and are recipients of a McDowell Regional Artist Grant.

GAVIN STEWART and VANESSA OWEN (co-founders, choreographers)

COLLABORATORS

WILLIAM B FOWLER JR.
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DANIE JOHNSON
EMMA
CORY
GAVIN LARSEN
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JEFF
EWING
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OMAR ROMAN
DE JESUS
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BEKAH
DOWNING
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CIERA
BUDGE
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KATE
ROUZER
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JAKE
STAINBACK