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 cultivates the concept of “distortion” as an aesthetic philosophy, to challenge and expand notions of contemporary dance. Her work has been presented both nationally and internationally. Nygaard received her dance training with several ballet companies in the Dallas area. She earned her BFA in Dance from Sam Houston State University and her MFA in Dance from Texas Woman's University (TWU). At TWU Martheya was awarded the Dance Department Outstanding Graduate Student- Aileen Lockhart Endowed Scholarship, the Dance Department Adrienne Fisk Outstanding Service Award, and the Graduate Teaching Assistant Award of Excellence at the TWU Pioneering Spirit Awards. 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 Jordan Fuchs Company and Out On a Limb Dance Company. This summer kNOwBOX dance will perform in collaboration with Jordan Fuchs at the Prague Quadrennial 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic. In October, Martheya and collaborator Azaria Hogans will perform at the 2019 Women in Dance Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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