Abby Koenig

Abby Koenig received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing from the Dramatic Writing Conservatory at the State University of New York at Purchase. She is a published author of creative non-fiction, in addition to being a regular contributing writer to the Houston Press, Arts + Culture Magazine, Dance Source Houston and Houstonia Magazine, among others. She is also a playwright with several of her works produced in New York, Houston and Colorado. In 2011 she received her Masters Degree in Communication from the University of Houston. She is a professor of communication at Houston Community College and the University of Houston Downtown.

Adam Castañeda

Adam Castaneda is a dancer, writer, and arts administrator. He is the Executive/Artistic Director of FrenetiCore, and performs with Suchu Dance, the Pilot Dance Project, Bones and Memory Dance, and Holding Space Dance Collective.

D.L. Groover

D.L. Groover, a Two-time Lone Star Press Award winner for Arts Criticism, writes about the stage for the Houston Press, OutSmart Magazine, and Playbill. He is co-author of Skeletons From the Opera Closet, an irreverent look at that loudmouth art form.

Lydia Hance

Lydia Hance is a choreographer, filmmaker, collaborator, and educator. Lydia Hance is the Founder and Artistic Director of Frame Dance Productions, a contemporary dance company making collaborative works for the screen and stage.

Michael Wade Simpson

Michael Wade Simpson is editor of He writes about the performing arts for the Santa Fe New Mexican. Previously, he reviewed dance for the "San Francisco Chronicle." MFA dance, Smith College. Founder, "Small City Dance Project," Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Nancy Wozny

Nancy Wozny is a contributing editor for Dance Magazine. She covers the arts for Culturemap, Pointe Magazine, Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher and other publications. She is a 2011 Scholar in Residence at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and is the Editor for Arts+Culture Texas.

Neil Ellis Orts

Neil Ellis Orts, a native Texan, is a writer and performer. He holds an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago. He's a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine, primarily covering arts and religion. His creative writing has recently appeared in Blue Rock Review, The Dying Goose, and the Saint Katherine Review. He occasionally produces his own performance work as Breath & Bone/Orts Performance.

Nichelle Suzanne Strzepek

Nichelle Suzanne is frequently found running but usually after deadlines and two small children. She also teaches dance in the Houston area and is the founder/editor of the popular dance blog,

Rosie Trump

Rosie Trump is the Dance Program Director at Rice University and the editor of the blog Reading the Dance. She holds a BA in Dance from Slippery Rock University and a MFA in Experimental Dance Choreography from the University of California, Riverside. Her choreography and dance film have been presented throughout the Northeastern United States, Los Angeles and Houston areas.

Roxanne Claire

Roxanne Claire is a Houston-based choreographer, teacher, and writer.