About Ty Lewis
Ty’esha Lewis (Ty) is a dance/movement artist, choreographer, teacher, scholar, and activist. She was born and raised in Houston, TX, where her love for dance and the arts began. Ty received her BFA in dance from Sam Houston State University in 2015, and her MFA in dance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2023. She has trained in a variety of dance forms from modern, contemporary, and ballet to jazz, improvisation, street, and community dance forms, both nationally and internationally. She also has a background in somatic studies such as Pilates, yoga, and Alexander technique. Ty has taught dance/movement for 12 years and strives to cultivate spaces for her students to utilize dance as a form of expression, physical engagement, and meaning-making. In her choreographic research, she utilizes movement as a tool for developing spaces for immersive experiences, interdisciplinary collaborations, and understanding human behavior. As Ty continues to expand on her training and studies she maintains a feminist perspective, that is open to the diverse understanding of dance, movement, the arts, and life.