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Live Oak Theatre Announces the Appointment of Jane Russell Geddings as Director of Dance

Live Oak Theatre is particularly pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jane Russell Geddings as Director of Dance for its Live Oak Conservatory. Ms. Geddings comes to Live Oak from the Patel Conservatory where she served as an adjunct faculty member in both dance and theatre. She also served as the camp director for the Metropolitan Ministries program offered through the conservatory.

Ms. Geddings is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, and has been teaching movement for over 30 years in all disciplines and styles for all ages, beginner through professional. A lifelong student of movement, she continued to take classes and workshops.

Ms. Geddings has been recognized regionally for her choreography in theatres along the west coast of Florida. In addition to her original works, she has choreographed 50 musicals and countless camps and recitals. She also served on the faculty of Space City Tap Fest, an annual event in Houston, Texas.

To date over her dance career “Miss Jane” has taught in excess of 12,000 students, who have ranged in age from 2 to 92. She has taught tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, gymnastics, yoga, and other disciplines.

Her enthusiasm and passion are not just limited to dance and theatre. Jane and her husband, classical pianist Robert Miller, are lifetime members of the American Liszt Society. They live in Brooksville where they are currently restoring a 108 year old home.

Miss Jane will oversee dance instruction at the conservatory and will personally offer at least 17 different classes in dance including tap, acro, and ballet. Classes will be held at a variety of times and there are special day classes for home school children and their parents. One of the adult classes includes: “Beginning Tap and Jazz for Grown-ups.”

For more information call the box office at 352-593-0027 or email

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