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    Marlana Doyle

    Marlana Doyle



    MARLANA DOYLE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company is originally from Massachusetts and graduated from Point Park University in 2001 with a BA in Dance. Marlana has been dancing with the Houston Met for the past twelve years and was a major part of the Met’s reorganization in 2003. As the Artistic Director, she has tried to keep the diversity and versatility of the dancers and choreographers a part of the overall artistic vision of the Company. She and the Company are members of Dance Source Houston, Association of Performing Arts Presenters and Dance USA. Marlana has represented the Houston Met Dance Company by attending both Annual Conferences for Arts Presenters and Dance USA as an Emerging Leader for the last five years. She just recently she was awarded the Dance USA Leadership Mentee Fellowship for the institute of training through Dance USA. She has also served on many grant and organizational panels for the Houston Arts Alliance. She has helped book National tours for the company in Boston, New York City, California, Pennsylvania, Chicago, Indiana, Michigan and Louisiana. The company just finished performing to standing ovations at the Boston Cotemporary Dance Festival and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out series this past August. As a dancer she has worked with many talented choreographers including Robert Battle, Larry Keigwin, Kate Skarpetowska, Jason Parsons, Salim Gaulwoos, Peter Chu, Charoltte Griffin, Nina Bussion, Caleb Mitchell, Jason McDole, Kiesha Lalama, jhon r stronks, Spencer Gavin Hering, Paola Georgudis , Julie Fox, Kiki Lucas and Joe Celej. While directing the professional company is her main focus, Marlana also fills her time with directing Houston Met Too Youth Company, choreographing, teaching and judging in Houston and throughout the United States.