Ty Boomershine


Ty Boomershine was trained at the Fort Hayes School for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Ohio and earned his B.F.A. in dance from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.  As a dancer he has worked with several young emerging artists as well as established companies, such as Dan Wagoner, DANCENOISE, Merce Cunningham repertory ensemble, Gus Solomons Jr., Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane & Co., Ton Simons, Dance Works Rotterdam, Leine & Robana, Giulia Mureddu, Emio Greco | PC, and currently with Lucinda Childs Dance.  He has presented his own work at Movement Research, and Danspace Project at St. Marks Church in New York.  As well at both OT301, and the Holland Festival in Amsterdam. 

As a teacher Ty has taught the companies of Dansgroep Amsterdam, Dance Works Rotterdam, Emio Greco | PC, Krisztina de Chatel, Kamea Dance CompanyLucinda Childs Dance, and at several Academies, Universities, Festivals and open professional studios throughout Europe and the United States.  He has taught workshops and master classes for both Lucinda Childs and Emio Greco, as well as assisting Lucinda Childs in the setting of her works in Europe and the United States.  His class is framed by the structure of a Cunningham class as well as incorporating elements from the many choreographers he has worked with which allows for an engaged neutrality that is useful to navigate through various approaches to movement.  His class focuses on rhythmic, spatial, and physical clarity, encouraging the use of mental as well as physical prowess.  Leaving behind the idea of a fixed “front”, the class explores the use of all spatial directions and works with the concept of using the center of the body as a generator for movement, freeing the extensions of the body to work independently, while combining this with a sense of coordination and multi-tasking throughout the body.