Taryn Vander Hoop

Co-Founder, Executive Director,
Associate Artistic Director

Taryn is originally from Wisconsin, where she received her BS in Dance, English Literature, and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While at UW, she was privileged to perform for Li Chiao-Ping Dance and Jin-Wen Yu Dance, as well as guest artists: Bill Evans, Larry Keigwin, Jeremy Nelson, and Lara Luis Malvacias. Upon graduation, she moved to NYC to pursue her MFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography. While in graduate school, she co-founded Summation Dance and is the Executive Director and Associate Artistic Director. She has produced sold-out performances at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC), Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and Judson Memorial Church, as well as shown her own choreography at BAC, Danspace at St. Mark's Church, Judson Memorial Church, Peridance, and New York Live Arts at the World Dance Alliance Festival. She has also been involved in projects with Gerald Casel Dance, Laura Peterson Choreography, and Sarah Holmes Danceworks, and performed the works of Andrea Miller and Sydney Skybetter. Additionally, Taryn studied at the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) and is a DEL Foundations graduate. In addition to running Summation Dance, she is also a freelance Marketing Consultant and Yoga Instructor.