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artistic director

Gretchen Lorraine Jacobson, American artistic director. California State University Stanislaus scholar, 1980; University California, Irvine, fellow, 1985; recipient Fine Arts Plaque winner Bank of America, 1980; Award for Excellence American College Theater Festival, 1983. Member Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation and Dance, National Dance Association.

Background

Jacobson, Gretchen Lorraine was born on August 3, 1962 in Iowa City. Daughter of David Burton Hendrickson and Dorothy Eloise (Bittner) Schmidt.

Education

Bachelor, California State University Stanislaus, 1985. Master of Fine Arts, University California, Irvine, 1987.

Career

Dancer Center Valley Dance Company, Turlock, California, 1972-1977, 80. Instructor Juline School Dance, Modesto, 1980-1985, since 1987. Teaching assistant University California, Irvine, 1985-1987.

Artistic director, choreographer Bravo Repertory Dance Theatre, Modesto, California, since 1987. Instructor, choreographer California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, California, 1983-1985, Merced Junior College, Los Banos, California, since 1988, University of the Pacific, since 1988, American College Theatre.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Choreographer (museum) HMS Pinafore (Award for Excellence American Conservatory Theater Festival), (ballets) The Edge of Liberty, 1986, Symphony of Psalms, 1988.

Membership

Member Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation and Dance, National Dance Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Skiing, tennis, raising animals.

Connections

father:
David Burton Hendrickson Schmidt

mother:
Dorothy Eloise (Bittner) Schmidt