A teacher/choreographer for more than 14 years, Blythe's work explores the range between technical modern dance and intimate gestured moments. Expect shifting dynamics and intricate manipulations of bodies and space, from one of San Diego's freshest dance and choreographic talents.
Blythe's classes incorporates floor work and inversions. She begins stationary with plies and torso movements before shifting to larger sweeping floor patterns. This class will get your heart beating and your legs reaching as you learn some of Blythe's signature "BIG MOVES."
Blythe graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance from Chapman University and earned a Masters in Fine Arts, Performance and Choreography from Florida State University. During her education she won awards for outstanding student choreography and performance, and her choreographic work was featured at the American College Dance Festival. In 2008 Blythe commenced her professional career in San Diego and currently performs professionally with both Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater and Malashock Dance. Blythe has toured in New York, Utah, Nevada, Illinois, Florida, and throughout California, and has performed with many great artists, among them: Sean Green, Monica Bill Barnes, Gerri Houlihan, Lynda Davis, Dan Wagoner, and Alan Danielson. In the past two years, Blythe’s choreography was commissioned by Chapman University and Leverage Dance and was presented at the San Diego Young Choreographers Showcase and Prize, Ignite, Celebrate Dance Festival San Diego, New Voices from San Diego Dance Theater, Backhaus Dance's Platform, and The Vine's Summer Series. Her company, Blythe Barton Dance, is in its second full season. She hopes to continue to contribute to the Southern California dance community as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer, sharing her movement voice with students and audiences, alike.