Wesleyan portrait of Nikolas Charles Ferguson Owens

Nikolas Charles Ferguson Owens

Visiting Instructor in Dance


BA Wesleyan University

Nikolas Charles Ferguson Owens

Nik Owens began his movement experience as a competitive gymnast for 17 years and started his dance training in his senior year of high school and continued at Wesleyan University, where he received a BA in Dance and a certificate in Environmental Studies. He has worked with Nicholas Leichter, Tania Isaac, and Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion and has performed works by The Dance Exchange, Gierre Godley’s Project 44, Aaron McGloin Dance, Raja Kelly/The Feath3r Theory, Bryn Cohn and Artists, Helen Simoneau Danse, The Bang Group, Abdul Latif D2D/T, and 10 Hairy Legs. He has worked on several duet projects and has been commissioned to create works at Rivertown Dance Academy in New York and The Wooden Floor (under David Dorfman Dance) in California. He currently collaborates and performs with Tiffany Mills Company, David Dorfman Dance, and Kayla Farrish Decent Structure Arts and is working on a solo of his own creation. 

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Fall 2022
DANC 111 - 01
Introduction to Dance

DANC 300 - 01
Contemporary Technique II/III