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Shawn Short, Producing Artistic Director

Damon Foster, Administrator

Damon joined Dissonance Dance Theatre in 2012 but ended in 2016. Originally from Arlington, TX, His dance journey began at age 18, his freshman year at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville where he majored in journalism with dance as a minor. His dance studies continued at University of Texas-Arlington. He performed 11 seasons with Mahogany Dance Theatre of Texas (Dallas), directed by Vann J. Gilbert. In March 2011 Damon joined HappyNia Dance Theatre, directed by Ailey veteran Dereque Whiturs. In addition, Damon was also a two year Friends of Tyme Dancer (’11, ’12) for the Mary Kay Cosmetics Seminar. He continues to share his passion for movement, music, and literacy, teaching in local afterschool programs and studios. Featured roles included: Intimate Friend (2013), Zero (2013), First Time (2013), Ostrich (2013-14), Testament (2014), Rapture (2013) Reflect (2014), Kaleidoscope (2015), Baroque Fantasy (2015), House of Adisa (2015)

Damon assists with DDT's company management, community affairs and external communications. An avid Writer/Editor for Ngoma Reader Magazine, Damon enjoys capturing the "life pulse" of the dance community through interviews and special engagements.

Damon Foster

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