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Tom Evert

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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. He is the recipient of the National Teaching Artist Credential awarded by Young Audiences of New York.

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.

The award of this badge shows that the artist participated in a two-day workshop at the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning that focused on understanding arts integration, domains of youth development, behavior management, academic and fine arts standards, outcomes and indicators, and learning strategies and activities. The earner developed a program plan to apply these concepts in their work with students, earning a score of 75% or greater related to specific scoring criteria.The award of this badge shows that the artist participated in a workshop at the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning that focused specifically on building the capacity of teaching artists across Ohio to provide exceptional services to students with disabilities. Teaching artists received six hours of intensive training that imparted the knowledge and skills to effectively and confidently instruct inclusive, equitable arts programming.

Grade Levels/Age Groups

  • PreK-Kindergarten
  • Grades 1-3
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12
  • Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Older Adults

Facilities and Resources Required

  • Audio System
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Tables
  • Performance Space


Upon request






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