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Who is Dance Source Houston?

The mission of Dance Source Houston is to nurture and support contemporary dance artists, the organizations that present them, and to identify and build audiences for contemporary dance in the greater Houston area.

Stephanie Todd Wong, President
Sixto Wagan, Vice President
Toby Atkinson, Secretary
Beverly Parker, Treasurer
Christina R. Giannelli, Founder
C.C. Conner, Jr.
Terri Golas
Courtney Thomas
Joseph Wilson

Dance Source Houston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating audiences and appreciation for contemporary dance in Houston and beyond.

We support Dance Artists via a full range of Programs and Resources to help build audiences and foster appreciation for contemporary dance.

For Dance-loving audiences, we provide complete dance news, information and event listings in and around Houston. We publish The Dance Card – an up-to-the-minute listing of dance events, and The Dance DiSH – a magazine dedicated to contemporary dance news and views.

Dance Source Houston relies on the generosity of our fans, friends, members and sponsors to continue providing dance resources to artists and the community.

Every donation – no matter what size – helps us realize our mission to “nurture and support contemporary dance artists, the organizations that present them, and to identify and build audiences for contemporary dance in the greater Houston area.”

Please consider giving a tax-deductible donation to Dance Source Houston. We are pleased to accept secure online donations for your convenience here.

Meet Our Team

Mollie Haven Miller<br />
Executive Director
Mollie Haven Miller
Executive Director
mollie@dancesourcehouston.org
Mollie Haven Miller holds a BS in Dance from Texas State University. A Houston native, Mollie moved back after graduation to begin teaching, choreographing and performing. Miller has performed in works choreographed by Sara Draper, Rebecca French and Ashley Horn as well as her own work. Mollie previously served as Managing Director of FrenetiCore and the Houston Fringe Festival. Mollie began with Dance Source Houston as Distribution and Programs Associate in 2010 before stepping into the role of Interim Director, and eventually Executive Director in 2016.

Photo credit: Les Campbell

Jhon Stronks<br />
Programs Manager
Jhon Stronks
Programs Manager
jhon@dancesourcehouston.org
jhon r. stronks began his dance training with Sue Sampson- Dalena at the Dance Studio of Fresno, Studying Jazz with Sue as well as Ballet and Hip Hop. jhon continued his dance training and education at California State University, Fresno, and California State University, Long Beach.  Jhon also holds a teaching certificate from the Teacher Training Institute in Atlanta, Ga.  As a performer he has danced with Winifred R. Harris’ Between Lines (Los Angeles), Keith Johnson and Dancers (Los Angeles), Duende Dance Theater (Atlanta), Coriolis Dance Project (Atlanta), Sandra Organ Dance Company (Houston), Travesty Dance Group (Houston), Leslie Scates (Houston), Pink Aware (Houston) and Spent Five Seasons as a Member of Core Performance Company (Atlanta).  jhon’s choreography has been commissioned by The Houston Metropolitan Dance Center, Urban Souls Dance Company, The Houston Black Dance Festival, The South Dallas Dance Festival, Big Range Dance Festival, Mix Match Dance Festival,  Core Performance Company, COREdance’s MFA Houston and Miller Outdoor Projects, California State University, Fresno, Moving in the Spirit, and  UNC Greensboro.  jhon is the Artistic Director of “there… in the sunlight,” which recently received honors from The Houston Press Best of 2013 in the Contemporary/Modern Dance Category.

Photo credit: L.Sarah Creative

Tiffany Schrepferman
Tiffany Schrepfermantiffany@dancesourcehouston.org
Tiffany Schrepferman is currently the Technical Director and resident Lighting Designer for Ad Deum Dance Company and Ad Deum II based in Houston, TX, where she also dances with the company. In addition, Tiffany enjoys doing freelance lighting design and stage management for theater and dance. She has designed dance festivals including Dance Houston and East Meets West XI, as well as local theatrical shows including Romeo and Juliet and The Beverly Hillbillies. After graduating from Belhaven University with a BFA in Dance, she worked for the American Dance Festival as Production Stage Manager of the Reynolds Theater for four summers, and as stage manager for Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre. Tiffany is excited to play a part in enriching the Houston dance community through Dance Source Houston’s mission and endeavors.

Photo credit: Sarah Yarbrough

Ashley Clos<br />
Distribution Coordinator
Ashley Clos
Distribution Coordinator

Ashley Clos is a choreographer, teacher, and freelance writer from The Woodlands, TX. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Sam Houston State University in May of 2017. Ashley’s choreography and research has been showcased at the Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York City, the American College Dance Association South-Central Adjudicated and Informal Concerts, and the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, NM. During her time at SHSU, she was privileged to perform in works by Dionne and Andy Noble of NobleMotion Dance, Erin Reck of Recked Productions, Dana Nicolay of Nicolay Dance Works, guest artist Jane Weiner of Hope Stone Dance, as well as the late, great Jonathan Charles-Smith. Ashley currently lives in Houston, TX with her partner Stefan and her dog Junebug.

Quintin Dean
Distribution Coordinator

Quintin is currently a junior at the University of Houston majoring in Business. She spent 3 years of high school on her high school drill team and half a year on the drill team for TVCC. Also she’s danced in Orlando, FL for the Capital One Bowl Halftime show and was chosen for ASDT her senior year of high school. Quintin plans on pursuing her bachelors degree in Human Resources.