Lydia Hance is the Founder Artistic Director of Frame Dance. She has been named an Emerging Leader by Dance/USA and has led Frame Dance in performances from the Galveston pier onto the METRO light rail, in the backs of U Haul trucks, downtown tunnels, and into museums, stages, and warehouses for the past ten years. A champion of new music composers, her work deepens interdisciplinary and multigenerational collaborations, and investigates the placement of dance in our lives. She is a choreographer, curator, filmmaker, educator, and dance writer who passionately believes dance should be a part of our every day lives. She holds degrees in Dance Performance and English Literature from SMU and trained at the Taylor School, Graham School, Tisch School of the Arts, Limon Institute and SMU.
Bobbie Hackett graduated with her M.A. in Arts Leadership from the University of Houston and holds a B.A. in Music/Voice from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. As an arts administrator, Bobbie has worked for the Houston Arts Alliance and ROCO – River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. Currently, she serves as Program Manager for Frame Dance. Bobbie is passionate about helping others, problem-solving, and fusing the fun and creativity of the arts with business. When she's not working, you can find her reading books on leadership or outside reveling in the fresh air.
Teacher and Collaborator
Ashley Horn is a dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, costume designer, and artist from the Houston area. She is Frame Dance’s costume designer, set collaborator, and a founding dancer. She is also a teacher in the early childhood dance classes at Frame Dance.
Jennifer Mabus is a dance artist and educator, originally from and currently working in Texas. As a dancer, she has worked professionally with many wonderful choreographers in New York and Texas, most notably with Robert Battle (founding member of Battleworks Dance), Takehiro Ueyama, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Bruce Wood Dance, and Noble Motion Dance. She has been fortunate to teach at just about every level of dance, from children in educational outreach programs and arts magnet high schools to university dance programs and professional companies. She currently creates dances and performance art as an independent choreographer and as a core collaborator with the Transitory Sound and Movement Collective. She is also a certified yoga instructor.
Rachael Hutto hails from Flower Mound, TX, and she wishes to inspire the next generation of creative minds by virtue of art education. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Dance. Continuing her training in Rome, Italy with international choreographers Enzo Celli and Elisabetta Minutoli, directors of VIVOBallet. Rachael received scholarships in the summer of 2013 to attend Dance Italia in Lucca, Italy, where she studied with Christiano Fabbri (Italy), Aya Israeli (Gaga) and Bruce Michelson (Kylian) to name a few. She had five successful seasons with NobleMotion Dance. Rachael is grateful to be a current company member of Hope Stone Dance and Frame Dance Productions. She has performed with organizations and individual artists such as Erin Reck, David Justin, Houston Grand Opera in 2017 production of La Traviata, Houston MET dance Company, Spencer Gavin Hering and Andrea Dawn Shelley, as well as international choreographer Astrid von Ussar. Rachael has had the honor of performing at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York, NY, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Plaza de San Miguel in Lucca, Italy, and Teatro Golden in Rome, Italy. Rachael teaches many different technical levels and ages for organizations such as The Hope Project and Academy of City Ballet of Houston.