• 2018 UMO School - FALL Session!

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About UMO Ensemble

UMO Ensemble is one of the most innovative, compelling and critically acclaimed not-for-profit performance companies based in the Pacific Northwest. In the past 24 years, UMO has made over twenty mind-blowingly gorgeous, original pieces of physical theatre.

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Grappling With Beckett

UMO explores the essential themes of Samuel Beckett’s prose using a giant teeter totter, ropes and pulleys. Five archetypal Beckett characters tackle love, life, death and going-on in typical Beckett fashion: with humor, metaphor, stillness and gross indecency; creating a visceral experience of Beckett.

UMO explores the essential themes of Samuel Beckett’s prose.

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UMO's Resistance Cabaret...

Thanks to the 2018 FURY Factory Festival of Ensemble and Devised Theater!

We had a wonderful time resisting with you in San Francisco!

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Scenes from UMO's recent work - The Resistance Cabaret!


UMO Resistance Cabaret lady and buffoons Photo by Andy Dunncliff

UMO Resistance Cabaret buffoons Photo by Andy Dunnicliff

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FALL 2018 Classes

The UMO School of Physical Arts seeks to inspire creative possibility and recognize students’ creative force by giving them a safe place to learn and a variety of tools based on UMO’s dynamic physical theatre.

Starts September 17, 2018 - 12 weeks (NO classes week of Thanksgiving)

Read on for more details...

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Classes in Aerial, Parkour, Circus Gymnastics and more...

Class Schedule below!

All classes at Open Space for Arts & Community on Vashon

To Register: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Questions? ASK Elizabeth at 206-963-0660

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Young Aerial Tumblers (Ages 5-7) with Brittney Werner: Monday 4pm

Intro to Aerial A (beginners, 8+) with Aly Komarzek: Monday 5pm

Intro to Aerial B (ongoing, returning 8+) with Aly: Tuesday 4pm and 5pm

Aerial 1 (ongoing, returning 10+) with Sadie LeDonna: Tuesday and Thursday 5pm 

Aerial 2 (ongoing, returning 11+) with Sadie: Wednesday 5pm-6:30pm

Advanced Aerial Performance (by permission) with Sadie: Wednesday 3:30-5pm

Aerial Open Gym (by permission) with Sadie: Thursday 3:30-5pm

Parkour with Abraham McBride

Parkour Games (6-8 yrs old) Wednesdays 5pm

Parkour Basics 1, 2 (9-12) Tuesdays (9-10yrs) 5pm, Wednesdays (11-12yrs) 4pm

Advanced Parkour (13+) Tuesdays 3:30-5pm

Circus Gymnastics With Shawn Kellogg

Circus Gymnastics 1: Tuesdays 5pm (6-8) Thursdays 5pm (7-9)

Circus Gymnastics 2 (10-13): Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45-5:00pm

Advanced Teen Acro (13+) Wednesdays 3:30-5pm

And More!

Creative Movers (3-5 yrs old) 45 minute class Tuesdays, 11am and 2:30pm with Brittney

Story to Stage (9+ yrs old) Create your own characters and story; Monday 4pm-5pm with Elizabeth

Modern Dance for beginners (ages 9+); Monday 4pm with Elizabeth

Stretch and Condition (great for aerial!);Tuesday 3:30-5pm with Aly

Handstands (teen- adult); Wednesdays 6-7:00pm with Shawn

Aikido (all ages, families welcome!) with Alex Tokar; Tuesdays 6:15-7:30pm


Class costs:

12 week Fall session, runs September 17 to December 13 (no classes during week of Thanksgiving)

45 minute class $170

1 hour class $220

1.25 hour class $275

1.5 hour class $320

Discounts for more than one class; Limited Scholarships available - please ask!!

To Register: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Questions? ASK Elizabeth at 206-963-0660