Who We Are
Jamie Williams earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Sam Houston State University in 2008 and her Master of Fine Arts in Dance in 2011. She is a certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst and Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level. Jamie is a founding member of Aimed Dance and is also a member of Frame Dance Productions. She has performed with Psophonia Dance Company, and with local independent artists Laura Gutierrez, Brittany Thetford-Deveau, Rebekah Chappell, Jennifer Mabus, Jane Weiner, and Dionne Noble. She was a 2014 recipient of a Hopewerks artist in residency space-grant, and has presented work at the American College Dance Association Conference in informal, adjudicated, and gala showcases. In 2018, she received a San Jacinto College Honoraria Award for her work in founding and producing the annual Artists for Hope event produced each February by the San Jacinto College Dance Program. Jamie currently serves as a dance professor and the dance program coordinator for San Jacinto College, South Campus. She loves sharing her art with others through performing, teaching, and creating.
Jennifer Salter earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Sam Houston State University. She studied and performed locally and nationally with the Kista Tucker Dance Company, Dancepatheatre, and Rednerrus Feil Dance Company (now Aimed Dance). She has presented her work in Houston under commission through The Pilot Dance Project and recently collaborated with Pilot as a performer. Her artistic endeavors have led her into creating dance films, photography, and graphic design. Her choreography has been recognized at the institutional level and presented at local and regional festivals. Several of her dance films have been presented at film festivals and art exhibits around Houston. Additionally, she was featured in the “Inspiring Stories” series in Voyage Houston Magazine. Most recently, she was honored to be a grant panelist for Houston Arts Alliance and partner with Frame Dance Company to develop curriculum and instructional videos in screen dance for Houston Independent School District’s middle school dance programs. Outside of teaching dance, she owns a successful photography business and works as a freelance graphic designer and photographer for local companies and organizations.
The annual Artists for Hope live event takes place on the South Campus, located in Houston, Texas. We are grateful to the administration and staff at the College for their continued support and generosity.