Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully has meandered her way in and out of the Dance, Movement and Arts worlds her whole life. She has traveled the world in Off-Broadway shows, small contemporary companies, taught in higher education and found her voice again as "Dancer With An Attitude" writing Dance, Theater and Book reviews. Her work caught the attention of Dance Critics Association and their 2011 Emerging Writer Award. She brought movement expertise to the world of animation and film with Grasshorse Studios. Continued honing her administrative chops with Coredance, a small but prolific internationally touring dance co. based in Houston and Atlanta. Today she is teaching life skills to children through dance and music the the NC public school system with NC Arts in Action whose program is active in 13 Title 1 schools across four counties, helping underserved children reach their full potential.
Lydia Hance is the Founder Artistic Director of Frame Dance. She has been named an Emerging Leader by Dance/USA and has led Frame Dance in performances from the Galveston pier onto the METRO light rail, in the backs of U Haul trucks, downtown tunnels, and into museums, stages, and warehouses for the past ten years. A champion of new music composers, her work deepens interdisciplinary and multigenerational collaborations, and investigates the placement of dance in our lives. She is a choreographer, curator, filmmaker, educator, and dance writer who passionately believes dance should be a part of our every day lives. She holds degrees in Dance Performance and English Literature from SMU and trained at the Taylor School, Graham School, Tisch School of the Arts, Limon Institute and SMU.
Jordan Fuchs is a dance artist whose choreography is grounded in improvisational practice, specifically the bias towards disorientation, sensation and process of contact improvisation, a movement form he has been practicing for more than 25 years. In addition to his choreography for stage, he also creates work for video screens, museums and outdoor spaces. His choreography has been hailed as “magical” by Jennifer Dunning of the New York Times and presented at numerous venues across the US and internationally. His videodance projects utilize disorientation as a strategy for making accessible the embodied experience of dancing and have been presented nationally and internationally. An Associate Professor of Dance at Texas Woman’s University, Fuchs is the founder of the Texas Dance Improvisation Festival and a former Fulbright Specialist. He has taught workshops across the US and internationally in Europe, Asia and Australia. A former Dance Specialist in the Jerome Robbins Moving Image Archive of the Dance Division of the New York Public Library, he holds a BA in Religion from Oberlin College and an MFA in Choreography from Ohio State University where he was awarded a University Fellowship. www.jordanfuchs.org