Taryn Vander Hoop

Taryn is originally from Wisconsin where she received her BS in Dance, English Literature, and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She moved to New York to study at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and earned her MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. In 2010, Taryn co-founded Summation Dance with Sumi Clements, and is the Executive Director and Associate Artistic Director. She has produced and performed in Summation’s annual NYC seasons at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC), Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and Judson Memorial Church, among others. She has shown her own choreography at BAC, Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, Judson Memorial Church, Rutgers University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Loyola Marymount University, and Peridance. Taryn has toured nationally with Summation, choreographed and facilitated large-scale DEL Movement Sentence Choirs, and taught master classes and set repertory at universities across the country. She has also been involved in projects with GERALD CASEL DANCE and Laura Peterson Choreography and performed the works of Andrea Miller/Gallim Dance and Sydney Skybetter/skybetter & associates. Taryn is a Full-Time Instructor of Dance at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. For more information visit: tarynvanderhoop.com