OBT’s Community & Education Instructors

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown | Acting Director of Education & Community Engagement & Teaching Artist

Sarah began dancing as a child with the University of Utah’s Virginia Tanner Creative Dance Studio. She has a BFA in modern dance from the University of Utah and an MFA in dance from Mills College. Sarah performed with the Chicago Moving Company and as a guest artist with Repertory Dance Theatre. Sarah participated in the 2002 Winter Olympics Arts Festival in Salt Lake City, UT. She has performed historical reconstruction of works by Doris Humphrey and Helen Tamiris.

Sarah has taught children and adults of all ages. She has taught in private studios, preschools, public schools, community centers, and in assisted living facilities. Sarah has taught with the Malashock Dance Company School, Malashock Education Outreach, and Chicago After School Matters. She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization. Sarah is thrilled to be part of OBT Education Outreach and to continue to share her love of dance with others!

Brook Manning. Photo by Francie Manning.
Brook Manning. Photo by Francie Manning.

Brook Manning | Teaching Artist

Brook began her dance career with Los Angeles Ballet, training with John Clifford and Irina Kosmovska and performing with the company in Petipa and Fokine ballets. She performed for many years as a soloist with Palos Verdes Ballet and danced solo roles in the works of Donald Hewitt and Arturo Fernandez, and in feature film and music video work.

Brook was awarded a scholarship for excellence in dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and earned her Master’s Degree in Performance Studies. She has taught ballet at Bates College, University of Hawaii and Portland Community College. She has travelled to 25 countries in order to experience dance and theatre in its cultural context.

As a Teaching Artist, she has the pleasure of teaching and talking about dance with all ages during Field Trips to OBT and the PhotoArt Encounter program. She also documents and evaluates the Education Outreach programs in schools.

Robyn Ulibarri
Robyn Ulibarri

Robyn Ulibarri | Teaching Artist

Robyn Ulibarri began her dance training at Southwest Washington Dance Center, and began teaching in 1990. She developed a love for musical theater while attending Centralia College, and has appeared in and choreographed numerous productions. Robyn earned her B.A. in dance from Columbia College Chicago in 2004 and has taught for various studios, theater camps, Portland’s S.U.N program, community colleges, and community centers for the last 25 years. Robyn began at O.B.T. in 2011, specializing in work for OBT’s partnership with the Right Brain Initiative. She is thrilled to be a part of the EdOut team!

Allison Wales

Allison Wales | Teaching Artist

Allison began her formal dance training in Toronto, Canada where she studied with the Pickering School of Ballet, Quinte Ballet School, and faculty from the National Ballet of Canada. She has studied and performed with L’Academie Meditterannean de Danse, and Ballet D’Europe in Marseille, France, and worked with companies such as Toronto Dance Theatre, Cadence Contemporary Ballet and ProArte Danza. Allison began teaching in 2008, and has taught with numerous studios, childcare & community centers, public schools, and arts organizations. Specializing in teaching for at-risk youth, she has created arts integration programming and social & emotional learning through the arts for such organizations as Teach for India, Project Philippines, and Artists Striving to End Poverty. Allison is thrilled to be part of the OBT EdOut team, and excited to share the joy of movement with students in the Pacific Northwest!