Autumn Eckman (MFA Choreography, University of Iowa) received her classical training from the Houston Ballet Academy. In her performance career, Autumn had the privilege to dance with Giordano Dance Chicago where she also served as Assistant Artistic Director, Resident Choreographer and Director Giordano II, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Lucky Plush Productions, Ron De Jesus Dance, State Street Ballet (also serving as Resident Choreographic Artist) and The Cambrians. Her choreographic commissions include original works for DanceWorks Chicago, Chicago Academy For the Arts, Kit Modus, Big Muddy Dance Co., Wylliams-Henry Dance Company, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Gainesville Ballet, Washington & Lee University, Stephens College, Western Michigan University, Chattanooga Ballet, Grand Valley State University, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the University of Missouri- Kansas City. Her choreography has been presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Performática (Mexico), Solo Duo Dance Festival (NYC), Detroit Dance City Festival, Charlotte Dance Festival, Blackbox International Theatre & Dance Festival (Bulgaria), Dance Gallery Festival (TX), Men In Dance Festival (WA), the McCallum Choreography Competition (CA) and with JUNTOS Collective (Guatemala) where she served as the outreach choreographer in the summer of 2019. She has served as Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Arizona and is currently teaching as an inaugural faculty member at the School of the Arts at Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville, GA.