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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Libby Rush is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. She trained under the direction of Tina Trinkler for 10 years in the styles of ballet, contemporary, jazz, and tap. Libby moved to Philadelphia in 2012 to further pursue her dance education under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield at the University of the Arts. She has performed in works by artists Katie Swords-Thurman, Jesse Zarritt, Sidra Bell, Douglas Becker, Helen Simoneau, Curt Haworth, and Tommie Waheed-Evans to date. Libby is currently a senior and will graduate with a BFA in Dance in May. 

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

As a dance artist, my hope is to simultaneously be of service to myself (body, history, identity) and to others.

I am always learning, my dancing body is always evolving, and I will never cease to be curious about the problems in our world.

I am never alone and I am an artist that acknowledges the beautiful and vast relationality in which I exist.