Autumn Eckman (MFA in Dance, University of Iowa) is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Kennesaw State University. Prior to KSU, she served as an Assistant Professor at The University of Arizona and as an Instructor at Northern Illinois University. An Atlanta native, she received her formative training from Tom Pazik, Susan Bebee, Kathryn MacBeth, Patricia Bromley and Gary Harrison. Her creative activity is driven by collaborative endeavors that enrich the processes of choreography, performance, pedagogy, and interdisciplinary arts exchanges. Upon graduation from the Houston Ballet Academy, Autumn joined Giordano Dance Chicago where she also served as Assistant Artistic Director, Resident Choreographer and Director Giordano II. Over two decades, she performed internationally with companies including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Lucky Plush Productions, Ron De Jesus Dance, State Street Ballet and The Cambrians. Her choreographic commissions include works for State Street Ballet, DanceWorks Chicago, Vitacca Ballet, Chattanooga Ballet, Kit Modus, Big Muddy Dance Co., Wylliams-Henry Dance Company, Mareck Dance, The University at Buffalo, Washington & Lee University, Stephens College, Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and The University of Missouri-Kansas City. Recognized by Dance Magazine’s Wendy Perron as a Top Choreographic Pick of 2012 for JOLT, Autumn’s choreography has been presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Performática, Solo Duo Dance Festival, Detroit Dance City Festival, Charlotte Dance Festival, Blackbox International Theatre & Dance Festival, Dance Gallery Festival, Men In Dance Festival, and with JUNTOS Collective.
Classes: Ballet Technique & Jazz Technique
Photo by Cheryl Mann