Colleen Hooper

Colleen Hooper is a dancer, choreographer, and writer and she directs Colleen Hooper Performance Projects. Her choreography has been presented since 2002 and venues include Dance Theater Workshop’s Fresh Tracks series, Danspace Project, Dance New Amsterdam, DanceNow/NYC Festival, and BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange. In the 2011 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, she presented “Revolving Spaces” a traveling site-specific performance in South Philadelphia’s Bella Vista Neighborhood. In November 2011, she will present a “Revolving Spaces” lecture demonstration entitled “Evolving Spaces, Engaging the Community” at the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) Pre-Conference at the University of Pennsylvania. Hooper received a 2010 TOPAZ ARTS Dance Residency, made possible by New York State Dance Force with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts. Hooper has danced for Red Dive, a Bessie Award-Winning site-specific creator of multi-sensory tours and events and she has recently performed for Beau Hancock and Merían Soto. She graduated from The George Washington University with a B.A. in Dance and English and she received her Dance M.F.A. from Temple University with a Certificate in Community Arts. She is currently a Temple University Dance PhD candidate.