Yeajean Choi is a dance artist who creates multimedia and site-specific performances. Choi received her M.F.A in Dance from Texas Woman’s University. Originally from Seoul, Choi earned her B.F.A in Korean Dance from the Sung Kyun Kwan University in 2012. Her choreography has been presented internationally at World Dance Alliance-Americas General Assembly in Mexico, World Dance Alliance Global Summit in Canada, Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, Dallas Dance Fest, American College Dance Association, Seattle BOOST Dance Festival, Terrance M Johnson Dance Project, and Choreographer’s Series in Korea. As one of eight choreographers and the only U.S. choreographer, she was selected to choreograph at the prestigious World Dance Alliance-Asia Pacific 2017 International Young Choreographer Project in Taiwan. Choi was chosen to facilitate a choreolab at World Dance Alliance Global Summit in Canada. A collaboration between Jordan Fuchs and YeaJean Choi, the dance film "Landscape without Horizon" is screened in the Seoul Dance Film Festival in Korea, EnCore: Dance on Film, Light Moves Festival of Screen dance, 305 & Havana International Improv Fest, 40 North Dance Film Festival, and Agite y Sirva. In 2014, she received the Excellence in Choreography Scholarship Award from Texas Woman’s University. Currently, Choi is a full-time professor and a coordinator of dance at Universidad de las Américas Puebla in Mexico.
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Martheya G. Nygaard is a dance artist who shares her knowledge and passion of dance through the art of choreographing, performing, and creating videodance. Ms. Nygaard received her dance training with several ballet companies in the Dallas area. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Texas Woman’s University in May 2018. She served the TWU Dance Department as the Publicity Coordinator and a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Martheya was selected as the TWU Dance Department Outstanding Graduate Student for the 2016-2017 school year where she was the recipient of the Aileen Lockhart Endowed Scholarship. During the summer of 2017 Martheya performed a contemporary work and presented a videodance at the World Dance Alliance Global Summit in Canada. In Fall 2017 Martheya co-organized and presented a panel about Drill Team and Dance Education for the Nation Dance Education Organization Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Martheya was the recipient of the TWU Dance Department Adrienne Fisk Outstanding Service Award for the 2017-2018. At the 2017-2018 TWU Pioneering Spirit Awards Martheya received the Graduate Teaching Assistant Award of Excellence. Currently Martheya is an Adjunct Professor of Dance for Tarrant County College Southeast Campus and Dallas County Community College Eastfield Campus. Martheya is a professional dancer for Out On a Limb Dance Company and Jordan Fuchs Company.
For more information: martheymovement.com