Austin Sexton, Curriculum Development Director
Austin Sexton is thrilled to be returning to Dance Fremont as Curriculum Development Director. With more than a decade of experience in dance leadership, Austin is passionate about the intersections of pedagogy, performance, and joyful self-expression. She is proud to have served youth and families in her work at Lake Washington Girls Middle School, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Spectrum Dance Theater, and Momentum Dance Academy, a not-for-profit community school serving Burien and South Seattle. At Momentum, Austin has helped to mount full-length classical ballets including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty, all the while promoting body positivity, mental health awareness, and a multicultural environment.
From 2012-2019, Austin co-led Relay Dance Collective (RDC), which mounted the work of both emerging and established artists: Wade Madsen, Amy Johnson, Alana O Rogers, Markeith Wiley, Lauren Edson, Cheryl Delostrinos, Imana Gunawan, and others. For six years, RDC helped to create bridges within, and create new audiences for, the Seattle dance community. Austin’s choreography has been commissioned by the Seattle International Dance Festival, Intrepidus Dance, and Seattle Children’s Theater summer camps, among others. As a queer, white woman dedicated to antiracism, Austin envisions ballet and modern dance as spaces of rigor and technique, in addition to liberation and possibility.