What you see on my home page as my logo is a dancer abstract. A one of a kind piece of art painted for me by my ballet teacher and lifetime mentor, Frank Ohman.
Photo credit: Angel Perez
Frank Ohman was more than just a ballet teacher. His career started with San Francisco Ballet but he knew he belonged with George Balanchine, or as he called his teacher, Mr. B. In 1962 Diana Adams saw him in class at the School of American Ballet, got him an audition, and joined the New York City Ballet. He quickly became a soloist and after 22 years with the company, he moved out to Long Island where he started the Frank Ohman School of Ballet. Being a lover of all arts, he expressed his creativity through choreography and painting. To his final days, he continued to teach and paint beautiful landscapes with his signature "Dancer Abstract" pieces. These simple lines with splashes of color create the movement of dance through the imagery of art.
You can read more about the life of this incredible man in his book, Balanchine's Dancing Cowboy.