CSIndy Best Of: 2015 Best Performing Arts Organization

CSIndy Best Of: 2014, 2012, 2011, Best Dance Studio

Worn Thin: Winner of 2012 PPAC Award for Excellence in Choreography

Playlist: Winner of 2009 PPAC Award for Best Dance Choreography
Fusion: Winner of 2007 PPAC Award for Best Dance Choreography

Photo Gallery-‘Dancers bring life to vacant Gazette building’

Preview; Ormao site specific work in the former Gazette newspaper print pressroom.

“Review: Ormao Creates Revolutionary Melding of Disciplines at FAC” The Gazette, Colorado Springs (11/6/12

“Ormao Dance Company lifts daily ‘Burdens’” The Gazette, Colorado Springs (11/4/10)

“Celebrating 20 Years, Ormao Dance Company Receives a Milestone Gift” Independent, Colorado Springs (4/15/10)

“Dancing to time: Ormao celebrates 20 years.” CS Arts Blog, Colorado Springs (4/16/10)

“Risk-taking Dancer Returns to Springs for Ormao Project” The Gazette, Colorado Springs (5/6/09)

“Ormao dancers play with umbrellas in ‘Canopy,’” The Gazette, Colorado Springs (3/6/08)

“Love and Movement,” The Gazette, Colorado Springs (10/13/06)

“My participation in the Ormao Dance Company’s student repertory ensembles prepared me for professional work in a way that very few dance students have exposure to outside of a conservatory-style dance environment….Upon leaving Ormao, I was already well-acquainted with many professional standards required for a working dancer: committing to a rehearsal schedule, adapting to an array of choreographers, and producing a full-repertory performance were all congruent and translatable when I transitioned from student to pre-professional to working artist.

–Alex Betka, BFA, Cornish College of the Arts/MFA, NYU

“The dancers are impeccable in their technique, mature in their work ethic and integrity, and dedicated fully to the spirit of dance in our community. It was a dream team for me…I truly believe the company offers world-class dance in the heart of Colorado.”

–Donna Mejia, guest artist in residence, CU-Boulder

“For over a decade, Jan Johnson and [Ormao] has offered the Colorado Springs community a fertile ground where contemporary dance forms, creative processing and in depth dance workshops could flourish…[Ormao] dancers deliver visually stunning ensemble experiences, yet each dancer has their own unique voice. Many larger city professional dance companies could learn from this explosive, passionate dance company and their overall generosity.”

–Erica Wilson-Perkins, choreographer, FightWaterPros

“We find their work professional, technically superior and artistically challenging. Our audiences love them for their great energy, humor and accessibility. We feel that they have the talent and vision to win converts from the non-dance world and have increased our audience’s awareness of what dance can be.”

–Jim Jackson and Birgitta De Pree, directors, The Manitou Art Theater