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Bio


Reba R. Bowens

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Bio


Reba R. Bowens

 

Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, Reba was first introduced to dance when she was 4 years old while in her pre-school program, but did not initially find it exciting.  She decided to learn martial arts instead and studied Shaolin Kempo Karate for 13 years and obtained the rank of 2nd degree black belt.

At the age of 10, she was accepted into the Charleston County School of the Arts, where she began to study dance formally. At the school, she studied various techniques and styles of ballet and modern dance.

After graduating from the Charleston County School of the Arts in 2006, Reba continued her dance education at Winthrop University, where she had the opportunity to work with artists  such as Mary Beth Young, Mary E. Martin, Stacy McConnell, Stephanie Milling, Bethany Tuffy, and Meg Schriffin. Reba graduated from Winthrop University in 2010 with a B.A. in Dance Performance and B.S. in Business Administration. Doing accounting for a non-profit co-pay assistance foundation, has allowed Reba to gain a vast amount of knowledge about non-profits specifically in the reporting of financial information. 

Reba has choreographed for Winthrop's Choreography Showcase and Senior Thesis concerts, Carolina Calouche & Co., and the Triptych Collective. She has previously danced with Caroline Calouche & Co., Gaspard & Dancers and currently dances with the Triptych Collective, with whom she was been working since 2012.

Along with dance, Reba has been an avid martial art practitioner. She studied Shaolin Kempo Karate for 14 years and attained the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt. For the last 7 years she has has been practicing capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines music, dance, acrobatics and other elements of Brazilian culture. Not only has capoeira allowed opportunities to travel the United States but it has also helped her increase her movement vocabulary to a style that is athletic and grounded. 

For Reba, movement is an art form that allows for infinite creativity and exploration with body and mind and she hopes that she can share this message with others.

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Photography by Michael Church . Courtesy of Caroline Calouche & Co. 

 

 

 
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Capoerista


Capoerista

Photograhy by Lucas Priamo

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Capoerista

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Dancer 

Photography by Devin Kelley

 

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Dancer 

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Artist

Photography by Enid Valu