Tom Evert has been a creative force in creating and performing original choreographic works with a company of dancers, working intensively in arts-education programming and creating festival-like community events in Ohio for 33 years.
Tom currently serves as artistic director of DANCE EVERT, which he founded in 1986. He holds BFAs in both painting and dance from Ohio University and has enjoyed a world-class touring career with the Paul Taylor Dance Company in New York City. He has created a major body of work for which he has received eight Individual Excellence Awards in choreography.
Serving as a “teaching artist,” Tom has pioneered an instructional approach which integrates the art of dance and the core curriculum. For example, his “Geometry in Motion” program has engaged students with the joy of moving through space while embracing the principles of geometry. Tom shares the joy that comes from working with attention in a movement discipline. A sense of the whole person is engaged mentally, physically, and expressively. For Tom, this educational programming produces wonderful academic, artistic, and social-emotional results.
Tom’s work embraces the profound and beautiful with a mission to serve a bright cooperative community. Each offering maintains a strong technical foundation with an emphasis on expressiveness beyond the dance steps to engage participants with a heart-felt response.
Grade Levels/Age Groups
- Grades 1-3
- Grades 4-5
- Grades 6-8
- Grades 9-12
- Young Adult
Facilities and Resources Required
- Audio System
- Electrical Outlets
- Performance Space
Video courtesy of the teaching artist.