Blythe Barton Dance
Blythe grew up in Juneau, Alaska and continued her dance training at Chapman University. There she discovered her passion for choreography, and in her senior year, was awarded the highest student dance honor, Excellence in Choreography, for her work “Conversations at a Table.” On scholarship at Florida State University, Blythe received her MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. In her first semester, she was selected to present her choreography “Standing Still” at ACDFA. For her thesis, she co-created a full-length concert; including performance, choreography, and video dance.
Since moving to San Diego in 2008, Blythe has continued to create work and present at several Southern California venues, Ignite: A Choreographer's Showcase, Celebrate Dance Festival-San Diego, the San Diego Young Choreographers Prize, and New Voices from San Diego Dance Theater. Her work was commissioned by Leverage Dance for The Junction and by Chapman University for Dance Tour and the Benefit Concert for the Epilepsy Support Network.
Blythe has performed with many great artists, among them: Sean Green, Rudy Perez, Gerri Houlihan, Lynda Davis, Dan Wagoner, and Alan Danielson. Blythe has toured in New York, Utah, Nevada, Illinois, Florida, and throughout California. She is currently performing professionally with both Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater and Malashock Dance. 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.