Augusta Moore, Ballet Director at the ODC Dance Commons, is dedicated to teaching compassionate, interesting and self-evolving material in her Feldenkrais® and Ballet classes. She has danced a large and varied repertoire with the San Francisco Ballet, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Chicago City Ballet. Augusta has taught, directed and choreographed for a number of organizations including Ballet Frankfort, Stanford University, Naropa University, San Francisco School of the Performing Arts, UC Berkeley, Google and Lines Ballet. She mentors teachers, and individually, she has coached people from all walks of life. Miss Moore has been teaching for over 30 years and is a Guild certified Feldenkrais® practitioner. In 2012, Augusta began studying extensively with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, the founder of Body Mind Centering. In 2014, Bonnie created a 3 year workshop for the ODC ballet teachers which has greatly enhanced ODC's body centered technique and student first approach. Augusta died in October 2019.
Sustained Achievement Honoree, Izzie Awards March 2017
"Reflections on the Mirror", July 2007
"Finding Your Spine: Augusta Moore blends Feldenkrais and Ballet", Dance Magazine, May 2007
ODC founders' vision of a place for dancers to learn, collaborate and perform comes to life
- San Francisco Chronicle, January 16, 2006
ODC School names ballet program head - San Francisco Chronicle, August 17, 2005
City's dancers are running out of space - San Francisco Chronicle, June 9, 1999