About RammDance

RammDance is. . .

 

  • a modern dance company, originally founded in Hawaii in 2016 and currently located in New York City, as of August 2019.

 

  • a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, dedicated to inspiring a profound love of modern dance, through high-quality performances and educational outreach 

 

  • Named after the Ramm family, and Artistic Director/Founder Courtney Ramm

 

  • Dedicated to preserving (and performing) the authentic choreography of Isadora Duncan, as passed down through Courtney’s mother and aunt, Adrienne Ramm and Beth Jucovy, protogées of the late Hortense Kooluris, Julia Levien, and Anna Duncan 

 

RammDance has. . .

 

  • Performed at numerous venues in Hawaii: Ala Moana Center, Kahumana Farms, Arts at Marks Garage, ArtZone Hawaii, Koolau Ballroom, SGI Buddhist Center, and in New York City: Jennifer Muller Studios, Roosevelt Island Culture Center

 

  • Restaged and performed numerous Isadora Duncan works, merging poetry and dance, with help of Artistic Advisor Adrienne Ramm

 

  • Premiered over 15  new modern dance works (choreographed by Courtney Ramm) since RammDance was founded in 2016

 

  • Adapted Courtney’s original work, Haniel: Song to the Moon, into a dance-on-camera version, filmed outside of the Shangri-La Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii

About Courtney Ramm

Courtney. . .

 

  • Grew up in the heart of New York City and started training for a professional ballet career at eight years old, at the School of American Ballet

 

  • Attended the School of American Ballet for the next seven years followed by training at Ballet Academy East and LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts, and numerous summer ballet programs including Chautauqua Institution, American Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet, and Miami City Ballet 

 

  • Graduated with Highest Distinction from Indiana University, training in both the ballet and modern dance departments, and graduating with a B.S. in Kinesiology (major in Dance)

 

  • Has performed with New York City Ballet and the Kirov Ballet (children’s roles), Dances Patrelle, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Dance Visions NY, IsadoraNOW, Onium Ballet Project, Hawaii Opera Theater, IONA Contemporary Dance Theater, and RammDance

 

  • Is a certified Pilates and Yoga instructor, and has a daily practice of Pilates reformer exercises

 

  • Craves a daily dose of Nature and beauty

 

  • Spent two years teaching/choreographing in Southeast Asia, at a children’s dance school in Singapore as Associate Artistic Director, and subsequently teaching yoga, dance and cooking (the healthy kind) on the island of Ko Samui, Thailand and in Perth, Australia

 

  • Became certified in way too many healing modalities to list, in an attempt to heal herself of severe health/digestive issues over ten years ago (Reiki, Theta healing, Ayurveda, etc, etc). Eventually, it worked.

 

  • Loves to choreograph 

 

  • Is a devoted single mother of two young children born 13 months apart, Skye and Ocean

 

  • Is currently completing an inspiring and empowering memoir (stay tuned, it will be juicy!)

 

  • (speaking of juice) Drinks organic celery juice pretty much every day

 

  • Has created and hosted wellness retreats on Oahu, the Big Island of Hawaii, and in Australia

 

  • Lived on a cruise ship, as a health coach​

 

  • Is a classically-trained pianist

 

  • Hopes to inspire and empower, through Dance.