Founded in 1997 by Fran Spector Atkins and Jim Atkins, SpectorDance is home to Spector Atkins' passion about creating relevant art and mentoring the next generation of dance artists.
With generous community support, SpectorDance has established successful programs:
SpectorDance Companyfeatures original socially relevant, issue-driven productions that explore the most pressing issues of our time through our signature style of merging factual information and aesthetic elements. (live link)
SpectorDance On-Site (SOS)brings dance training and creative opportunities targeting youth with various backgrounds and circumstances through collaboration with community partners (live link)
Monterey Ocean Arts Festival (MOAF)presents ocean-themed art in all genres created by artists under the age of 21 to utilize the power of creativity to inspire the next generation of ocean steward (live link)
Choreographers Showcase expands opportunity for guest choreographers, dancers and audiences to connect, learn and engage in the vitality of dance.(live link)
SpectorDance School recently established a partnership with Pacific Arts Complex Fran Spector Atkins and Amy Byington are now teaching Ballet through PAC. In 2021, we are looking forward to moving to a wonderful new space in Sand City with Pacific Arts Complex, opening broader collaborative possibilities for everyone as recovery begins. (Live link).