Dance Source Houston Announces 2015-16 Artists In Residence

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Dance Source Houston is proud to announce the artists selected to participate in its Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program for the 2015-2016 season. DSH welcomes Jacquelyne Boe, Amy Elizabeth, Laura Gutierrez, Jasmine Hearn and Autumn Knight to the AIR program, which provides each artist with free rehearsal space from September 2015 through June 2016. The AIR program also provides artists with free access to professional development workshops, assistance with grant writing and a shared performance opportunity produced by Dance Source Houston.

This season marks the second year of the AIR program, which has grown from supporting three artists to five and has morphed to support artists at all stages of their careers. DSH Executive Director, Stephanie Todd Wong, explains, “Last year we made a point to focus on emerging artists, those that did not have a lot of experience with self production. But this year, based on the applicant pool and the struggles we know artists at all levels are facing, we invited artists at all stages of their careers to apply and we couldn’t be happier with the group that was selected.”

The artists will begin using Dance Source Houston’s facility, The Barn, located at 2201 Preston Street in September and the program will culminate in a shared performance in June 2016.

Artist Bios

Jacquelyne Boe  

Jacquelyne Boe - Photo by Les Campbell

Jacquelyne Boe – Photo by Les Campbell

Jacquelyne attended high school in Houston, TX at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts. She received her BFA from the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated as the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, Graduate of the Year. Directly out of college she performed Internationally with Hartel Dance Group and The National Ballet of Paraguay in Asuncion, Paraguay. She also worked with Erick Hawkins Dance during Erick Hawkins Centennial celebration at venues such as Jacobs Pillow and the 92nd Y New York City, NY. Since moving back to Houston, TX she has choreographed original works such as the Houston Fringe Festival’s Best Original Dance, What Lies In Wonder, and was named one of Houston Press’ 100 Creatives in 2014. She has worked with local artists such as Alex Soares, Ashley Horn, Cori Miller, Erin Reck, Hopestone Inc, Noble Motion Dance, Open Dance Project and Teresa Chapman. She is currently workshopping dance material for her next work and is dancing with Frame Dance Productions and Hopestone Projects.
Amy Elizabeth

Amy Elizabeth - Photo by Salted Hart Photography

Amy Elizabeth – Photo by Salted Hart Photography

Named one of the Houston Press’ 100 Creatives and Top 10 Choreographers in 2013, Amy Elizabeth, artistic director and choreographer of Aimed Dance, holds a B.F.A and a M.F.A. in dance from Sam Houston State University. Amy currently serves as adjunct dance professor for Lone Star College Kingwood and North Harris and will be joining the faculty at San Jacinto College South this fall. Through her work with the local colleges and her former company, Rednerrus Feil Dance Company, Amy has built a collection of over 30 works in her repertory that have been showcased at ACDF, Dance Houston, Dance Gallery: Houston, Brazos Contemporary Dance Festival and numerous venues throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arizona. Amy Elizabeth had the privilege of producing additional work as a residency with Rice University, Lamar High School, and Hope Stone Studio with a HopeWerks space grant.
Laura Gutierrez

Laura Gutierrez - Photo by Lynn Lane

Laura Gutierrez – Photo by Lynn Lane

Laura Gutierrez graduated from The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and received a BFA in Contemporary Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2009, where she was awarded a William R. Kenan, Jr., Performing Arts Fellowship at the Lincoln Center Institute. Since then, Gutierrez has performed in museums such as The Menil Collection, Contemporary Arts Museum–Houston, the Fabric Workshop Museum in Philadelphia, and the SCAD Museum of Art, while her own choreography has been seen at Lincoln Center Institutes, Clark Studio Theatre, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Dance Source Houston’s The Barn, Triskelion Arts, Nicole Longnecker Gallery and Sicardi Gallery. She has been performing in works by Jonah Boaker since 2012, and in 2014 was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch.”
Jasmine Hearn

Jasmine Hearn - Photo by Fringe Arts

Jasmine Hearn – Photo by Fringe Arts

Jasmine Hearn is a freelance choreographer and performing artist/dancer. A native Houstonian, she graduated summa cum laude from Point Park University with her B.A. in Dance. Jasmine travels around the country to showcase her choreographic work and participate in diverse dance projects. Currently, she is a collaborator and performer with choreographers jhon r. stronks (HOU), Kate Watson Wallace (PHIL), and Marjani Forte (NYC). Jasmine also is a facilitator of improvisational gatherings and restorative movement workshops. For more information, please visit jasminehearn.weebly.com.
Autumn Knight

Autumn Knight - Photo by Robert Pruitt

Autumn Knight – Photo by Robert Pruitt

Autumn Knight is a Houston based interdisciplinary artist. Knight’s performance and installation work has been in group exhibitions at various institutions including DiverseWorks Artspace, Art League Houston, Project Row Houses, Blaffer Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum, Artpace and The New Museum. Knight recently completed residencies with InSitu (UK), Galveston Artist Residency, Millay Colony for the Arts, YICA (Yamaguchi, Japan) and Artpace (San Antonio, TX.) Knight is also one half of MF Problem, a social practice collective with partner, Robert Pruitt. Knight holds an M.A. in Drama Therapy, from New York University (New York, NY).


About Dance Source Houston
Dance Source Houston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating audiences and appreciation for contemporary dance in Houston and beyond. Dance Source Houston publishes The Dance Card – Houston dance event listings and The Dance DiSH online magazine. Dance Source also manages The Barn – Dance Source Performing Arts Space, a 7200 square foot facility housing 2 large dance studios and a 120-seat black box theatre dedicated to supporting Houston’s dance community. These activities are supported in part by a grant from The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, Inc., The Heimbinder Family Foundation and the Nightingale Code Foundation. www.dancesourcehouston.org

 

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