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Jamie Williams, MFA, CLMA

Dance Program Coordinator/Professor

Jamie Williams attained her BFA in Dance from SHSU graduating Summa Cum Laude in May 2008, and her MFA in Dance in 2011.  She is also a certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst and Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200 hour level.  Jamie is a founding member of Aimed Dance, formerly Rednerrus Feil Dance Company, and is also a member of Frame Dance Productions.  Additionally, she has performed with Psophonia Dance Company, and with local independent artists Laura Gutierrez, Brittany Thetford-Deveau, Rebekah Chappell, Jennifer Mabus, Jane Weiner, and Dionne Noble. She was a 2014 recipient of a Hopewerks artist in residency space grant, and has presented work at the American College Dance Association Conference in informal, adjudicated, and gala showcases. In 2018, she received a San Jacinto College Honoraria Award for her work in founding and producing the annual Artists for Hope event produced each February by the San Jacinto College Dance Program. Jamie currently serves as a dance professor and the dance program coordinator for San Jacinto College, South Campus. She loves sharing her art with others through performing, teaching, and creating.  

jamie.williams@sjcd.edu

 

Laura Harrell, MFA

Adjunct Professor

Laura Harrell is currently an adjunct professor at Houston Community College, Lone Star College, and San Jacinto College. Laura has presented choreography at The Dance Gallery Festival (Texas and New York City), the Fringe Festival (Houston), and in the first ever, Art Saves Lives: A Cultural Conversation performance and educational outreach program in Nice, France. Additionally, she has set work at Sam Houston State University, the American College Dance Festival, Booker T. Washington High School, Lone Star College, San Jacinto College, and was assistant choreographer for Recked Productions site-specific project, Up For Air. Most recently, Laura was one of the first recipients of NobleMotion's Next Step Series which promotes emerging choreographers where she premiered the evening length work Stuck Between a Rug and a Hard Place. Laura also recently collaborated and co-choreographed Tower a work set on 33 dancers from NobleMotion dance and guest artists, which was presented at Zhilka Hall- Hobby Center this past September.

laura.harrell@sjcd.edu