Andy Noble is Co-Artistic Director of NobleMotion Dance and an Associate Chair/Professor at Sam Houston State University. He also serves as the Associate Artistic Director of the Dance Gallery Festival, an international festival that occurs every year in New York City. During the summer, Andy is a faculty member at Dance Italia in Lucca, Italy. Houston Press recognized Andy as one of Houston’s 100 Most Creative. Andy has received numerous grants and commissions for his choreography. Most notably, he worked with Academy Award winner John Ridley to create original choreography featured on the Emmy Award Winning and Golden Globe Nominated ABC TV show American Crime. His work has also been set on Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Repertory Dance Theatre, Bruce Wood Dance Project, Malashock Dance Company, Moving Current Dance Collective, and Urbanity Dance to name a few. Andy’s work with NobleMotion Dance has also been critically recognized and presented at venues such as The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, The Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Seattle's On the Boards, The A.W.A.R.D. Show!, Houston’s Big Range Dance Festival, Dance Houston, and the Florida Dance Festival. NobleMotion Dance has twice been awarded Houston’s Best Dance Company by the Houston Press and listed in Dance Magazine as one of Houston’s “A-list” dance companies. Additionally, his work has been selected twice for the National Dance Festival at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Andy has served as faculty at the University of South Florida and Western Washington University as well as been a guest artist at numerous other universities and performance art high schools across the country. Andy’s performing career includes six years with Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT), where he performed in over forty choreographic works by such noted masters as Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and Jose Limon. He also had the honor of working first-hand with many cutting edge contemporary and international artists such as Gideon Obarzanek (Chunky Move), Jø Strømgren and Zvi Gotheiner. Andy holds a BA in Modern Dance from the University of South Florida and a MFA with an emphasis in Dance Technology from Florida State University. For more information about NobleMotion Dance, please visit www.noblemotiondance.com.