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Who is Dance Source Houston?

The mission of Dance Source Houston is to empower the diverse individuals and organizations working in the field of dance throughout the Greater Houston region by means of advocacy, inclusive community engagement and support services.

Stephanie Todd Wong, President
Jordan Drum, Secretary
Beverly Parker, Treasurer
Christina R. Giannelli, Founder
Christian Brown
C.C. Conner, Jr.
Lynn Lane
Alex Soares

Dance Source Houston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the individuals and organizations of the Greater Houston dance ecosystem.

We support Dance Artists via a full range of Programs and Resources including convening, funding, marketing, performance opportunities and more.

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 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 “empower the diverse individuals and organizations working in the field of dance throughout the Greater Houston region by means of advocacy, inclusive community engagement and support services.”

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, the Executive Director of Dance Source Houston, graduated from Texas State University with a BS in Dance. A native Houstonian, Miller has been a part of the DSH staff since 2010, beginning as Programs Associate and later named Executive Director in 2016. Mollie previously served as Managing Director of Freneticore Dance and the Houston Fringe Festival, while also performing and teaching across the Houston area. She served as a peer facilitator for Fresh Arts’ Artist INC program and was a member of the Harvey Arts Recovery Fund steering committee. Mollie is the 2019-2020 Service Organization Council Chair and a board member of Dance/USA.

Photo credit: Lynn Lane

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<br />
Programs Associate
Brittany Bass
Programs Associate
brittany@dancesourcehouston.org
Brittany Bass has earned her Bachelor’s degree in dance from the University of Houston. Currently, she is a Teaching Artist with Houston Ballet’s Education and Community Engagement Department. She is a member of Karen Stokes Dance Company and has been since Spring 2014. Brittany’s choreographed works have been featured in American College Dance Association, as well as Houston’s annual Barnstorm Dance Festival. Brittany has performed in several Houston dance festivals, including Mind the Gap. Brittany is a former member of the University of Houston’s Dance Ensemble as well as a former member of the UH Young Audience Touring Company. She served as the president of University Dance Theatre, the student dance organization at the University of Houston for the 2013-2014 year. Brittany transferred from Texas Woman’s University, where she participated in the schools International Dance Company and Kids, Dance, an interactive show that teaches dance elements to children.]

Photo credit: Lynn Lane

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.