Michelle Nance is a Professor and Director of Dance at Texas State University in San Marcos. She has enjoyed many years of making dance works collaboratively with colleagues and students, performing in the U.S. and abroad. Michelle has studied and taught the technique of Erick Hawkins extensively, and served as the Assistant School Director for the Erick Hawkins School of Dance in the mid-nineties. She also enjoys dabbling in improvisation, site-specific dance, somatic practices, and collaborations in screen dance. She holds a MFA from the University of Colorado-Boulder.