Nancy Osgood is president of The Osgood Group, a management consulting firm that helps social sector clients improve performance, effectiveness and sustainability. She has led engagements in arts and culture, education and social services. The firm has clients locally, nationally and internationally.
Nancy has served on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University for a decade, teaching in the Masters of Nonprofit Management program. She earned an MBA (University of Michigan), a BA (Central Michigan University) and an Advanced Certificate in German Language (Goethe Institute, Germany). She speaks German and holds dual citizenship in the US and Germany.
Nancy’s community work is focused on arts, education and high performance in the nonprofit sector. She is a founder and board chair of ChamberFest Cleveland, and has served on the boards/advisory boards at Lawrence School, El Sistema Cleveland, El Sistema at Rainey Institute, and Apollo’s Fire – The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Leap of Reason Ambassador Community, an international group dedicated to supporting high performance nonprofits.
Nancy’s dedication to high performance does not extend to activities in personal life, where she falls off her road bike regularly, injures herself hiking, tries to sing jazz and intends to add dance to the long list of things that remind her not to quit her day job.
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GroundWorks DanceTheater is IMAGINATION YOU CAN SEE. Critically celebrated as an "artistically significant" ensemble, GroundWorks explores the nuances of the human experience through unique and adventurous choreography. This exciting, eclectic work brings audiences face-to-face with fresh, fascinating performances of passion, intellect and humor.
From its Northeast Ohio base, this group of outstanding artists has introduced dance lovers and neophytes alike to an experience that is unconventional, yet deeply human and resonating. From performing in unusual settings, collaborating with composers of new music, and featuring live musicians onstage, GroundWorks enriches its work with subtle layers of meaning that deepen the impact and enjoyment for the audience.
GroundWorks' repertoire includes works by selected guest choreographers and interdisciplinary artists. GroundWorks has commissioned 27 premieres from nationally and internationally acclaimed choreographers - some of the most creative voices in the field - as well as 36 new works by Shimotakahara and 11 by Artistic Associate Amy Miller.
GroundWorks believes in developing its repertoire with work that challenges the range of its exceptional artists and in establishing a working relationship with guest choreographers interested in creating new work with the group. It is also interested in creating an audience that supports this work, through an understanding of its influences and sources built over time and learned from a variety of experiences with GroundWorks.