Community-Based Company Premiere

In 2024 Artists for Hope teamed up with Travis Lake for the second annual Community-Based Company Premiere, which featured nine fantastic local dancers! To the East was created in 6 hours over two days, and set to an original composition by Travis.

Travis Lake

2024 Featured Choreographer:

Travis Lake

Travis Lake is an interdisciplinary artist focusing on choreography, music composition, and digital production. He holds a BFA from the University of Utah (American Dance Movement National Scholarship) and an MFA from Sam Houston State University (Jonathan Charles Endowed Scholarship). As a faculty member in the Department of Dance at Sam Houston State University, his research investigates the relationship between conflict and connection in narrative-based artwork. In addition to his service for the Department, he works closely with the 11X National Champion Orange Pride Dance Team.

Travis’ dynamic style and enthusiasm have made him one of the country's most sought-after dance team choreographers. In the last ten years, his choreography has garnered sixteen state championships, six national championships, and four consecutive USASF world championship titles. He has choreographed over 50 works for organizations, including NobleMotion Dance, the University of Minnesota, Brigham Young University, the University of South Carolina, Sam Houston State University, and West Virginia University.

As a composer, Travis’ original music compositions have been commissioned and presented by notable organizations, including Arts Umbrella, Ballet BC, Ballet West, Guggenheim, Nederlands Dans Theater II, NobleMotion Dance, Juliano Nunes, Ethan Colangelo, Flockworks, and Emma Portner.

View more about Travis and listen to his music via his website:

Artists for Hope partnered with NobleMotion Dance in 2023 to produce the first ever Community-Based Company Premiere. 14 local dancers took part in the two day, 6-hour process of creating a brand new work: "Constructing 4158"

Dionne Noble, NobleMotion Dance