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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
Jordan Drum, Secretary
Beverly Parker, Treasurer
Christina R. Giannelli, Founder
Christian Brown
C.C. Conner, Jr.
Alex Soares
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

Brittany Bass
Programs Associate
Jessica Figueroa<br />
Distribution Coordinator
Jessica Figueroa
Distribution Coordinator

Jessica Figueroa will be graduating with a B.F.A. in dance from the University of Houston in hopes to become a professional dancer and choreographer. She began dancing at the age of four in Cuba in a flamenco based company, and has continued her training in other styles like ballet, modern, contemporary, and hip hop. She is the president of the student led organization UDT (University Dance Theatre) and a member of the UH Dance Ensemble. Figueroa performed a duet at Barnstorm Dance Fest with and choreographed by John Beasant III, and has worked with Teresa Chapman, Karen Stokes, Becky Valls, and others. Her first original works “Itoni” was showcased at UH Goes to the MATCH in February, 2019.