Artistic Directors

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Andy Noble
Co-Artistic Director

 

Andy is an Associate Professor of Dance at Sam Houston State University.  He has also served as faculty at the University of South Florida and Western Washington University as well as been a guest artist at numerous other universities across the country.  He holds a BA in Modern Dance from the University of South Florida and a MFA with an emphasis in Dance Technology from Florida State University.

 

Andy’s performing career includes six years with Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT), where he performed in over forty choreographic works by such noted masters as Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and Jose Limon.  He also had the honor of working first-hand with many cutting edge contemporary and international artists such as Gideon Obarzanek (Chunky Move), Jø Strømgren and Zvi Gotheiner.  Andy has also been a member of the Demetrius Klein Dance Company in Miami, Florida.

 

Andy has received numerous grants for his choreography. He has been commissioned to choreograph new works for RDT, Malashock Dance Company, Florida Dance Festival, Moving Current, Bellingham Repertory Dance Company, University of Utah, Dartmouth University, Florida State University, University of South Florida, University of Texas, Brigham Young University and University of North Texas among others.

 

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Dionne Sparkman Noble
Co-Artistic Director

 

Dionne received a BA in dance from the University of South Florida and a MFA in modern dance with an emphasis in dance and technology from the University of Utah. Upon graduation, Dionne joined the Demetrius Klein Dance Company in Miami, Florida and has since performed with Repertory Dance Theatre, Paradigm Dance Project and Moving Current Dance Collective.

 

She has also had the great opportunity to work with artists such as Joe Goode, Molissa Fenley, Stephen Koester, Sean Curran, and performed in historical works by Viola Farber and Doris Humphrey.
Dionne’s choreographic work has been produced by Tallahassee Ballet, Moving Current Dance Collective, American College Dance Festival, Repertory Dance Theatre, University of Utah, Bellingham Repertory Dance Company, Paradigm Dance Project, Western Washington University, University of South Florida, Florida State University and FSU’s Dance Repertory Theatre (DRT).

 

Dionne’s technological credits include being a contributing writer and consultant for ChoreoVideo.com, a web-based media resource designed in 2007 to promote innovative instruction in the area of dance technology. In 2009, she, along with colleagues Andy Noble and Tim Glenn, were invited to attend the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities to present Dance & Video: Merging Theoretical and Aesthetic Components of Two Motion Arts, a panel presentation utilizing ChoreoVideo.com. Dionne is also co-artistic director ofAndancers Video Productions, a company that provides documentation and promotional services for arts organization.  

 

Dionne has been a faculty member at Florida State University, University of South Florida and Western Washington University. She has also taught for Repertory Dance Theatre, American College Dance Festival and for several area schools in Tampa, FL, Salt Lake City, UT and Tallahassee, FL. Dionne is now on faculty at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX.


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