Nancy Hughes

Nancy-Hughes-HeadshotNancy Hughes is currently a resident of Buffalo. Nancy graduated magna cum laude from Texas Woman’s University and as an adult she has studied modern dance and contact improvisation. Nancy’s primary dance vocabulary is contemporary dance based in release technique and she has also practiced modern dance styles such as Graham, Limon and Cunningham; and her dance research has led her to take classes from many teachers included David Dorfman, Janet Wong, David Parsons, BeBe Miller and Kathleen Hermesdorf. Nancy’s love for contemporary dance has not limited her exploration of movement and she has also studied ballet, folk dance and tap; her love for movement leads her to explore other physical styles as well and recently has dabbled in practices like breakn’, aikido and skate boarding. As a performer she has danced work by Michael Foley, Suchu Dance and Johnannes Birringer. Relatively new to Buffalo she performs with local companies Nimbus Dance, Anne Burnidge Dance and BCIJPG. As an independent dance maker Nancy has choreographed for companies such as Ormao Dance Company and Dance Connect, and her choreography has been performed across the U.S. including Colorado, Oregon and Washington D.C.; and recently she was a guest choreographer for U.B.’s Zodiaque Dance Ensemble. Nancy teaches contemporary dance and contact improvisation regularly in teh city of Buffalo and also has been a guest teacher at Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey as well as at Brockport College for Dance Awareness Days. In the summer of 2012 Nancy participated in a workgroup with Nancy Stark Smith and Mike Vargas in London, England studying a container for dance improvisation named the Underscore. This past summer Nancy was a guest teacher at Neglia Conservatory of Ballet and will gladly be joining the Neglia Artists during the 2013-2014 school year as Neglia’s Modern teacher.

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