Project: FULL OUT?
Project: FULL OUT is a nonprofit organization that provides training, performance opportunities, and development programs for Charlotte dancers from all walks of life to help diversify the Charlotte dance industry and promote the therapeutic benefits of dance. Project: FULL OUT, better known as PFO, was created by Producer, Director, and Choreographer Ana Ogbueze, in an effort to change the narrative about what makes a person a "real" dancer. Her vision to create doors of opportunity for aspiring professional dancers has not only reshaped the Charlotte dance community but also highlighted the importance of a dancers' wellness & access to resources.
Semi-annually, PFO provides a 6 - 8 week training program that culminates in a live dance concert featuring performances from aspiring, professional, and recreational dancers specifically located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The program not only creates an irresistible performance platform but also fosters a safe space for the dancers' development of their mental & physical well-being. Specifically, in the areas of mobility, stress management, mood management, and perseverance, dance empowers the mind-body and soul. The program was created to challenge, coach, and celebrates dancers from all walks of life as they pursue their dance dreams. The spirit of this event even makes an invaluable impression on its viewers.
Project: FULL OUT thrives on the campaign, “Push For Opportunities". We push for opportunities to create, train, and live out our dreams.
PFO's mission is to provide training & performance opportunities that diversify the Charlotte dance industry and promotes the therapeutic benefits of dance.
Ana Ogbueze - produces PFO semi-annually and casts over 100 dancers each season.
"And in order to create space for the Charlotte dance community, you have to first believe you can and then remind yourself daily why you started. I first believed in a platform that could create visibility for local talent, enriching career resources, & community. I started PFO because there was a void for dancers in Charlotte and somebody had to fill it." -AO
"The best part about PFO is witnessing how it
empowers dancers to push through obstacles physically, mentally and spiritually."
What's the secret sauce?...
[ iNtention & beliefe ]
By no means does Ana produce this work alone. Of course the dancers are a huge part, but it's her team of believers that help make the magic happen. Ana and the team believe that anytime you are intentional about giving something or someone your best, you automatically receive the blessings that are specifically meant for you. Whether its a favorable result, a life lesson or a seed of hope deposited into someone else….
it was worth it.
What does it mean
to BE FULL OUT?
[go for it!]
It is a special moment where the mind, body and spirit reveals your capacity as a person.
To be "Full Out" is a term that means; give it your all, give it your best, push the envelope, and test your limits. At PFO we encourage individuals to be “Full Out” in everything they do from the pursuit of their dreams to how they influence and help others succeed.