Based in Orange County and led by Irene Watson, Watson Dance is a pick-up contemporary dance company that strives to create and take part in all types of dance performance. It is a goal of Watson Dance to give emerging artists a place for creative collaboration, experimentation in movement, culminating in performances. Watson Dance strives to expose young dancers to contemporary dance techniques through workshops, collaborations, master classes and public performances.

Watson Dance was founded by Irene Watson. Irene is a dancer, choreographer, teacher and costume designer. She has performed nationally with the Disney company and regionally with modern choreographers Ashley Dragon, Amythyst Fritzler, and Estela McNaughton. Her choreography includes a wide variety of dancers, from children to adults, professional to novice and even puppets. Irene strives to make dances that the audience can relate to and enjoy on many levels. She draws from everyday experiences with her family, whether it be absurd or humbling.

Watson Dance is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Federal tax ID number 81-2791200.

Board members

Irene Watson – Artistic Director

Laurie Hirschl

Brenna Gordon

Imee Mendoza