What is Frame Dance?

An immersive inroad into play and creativity, Frame Dance gives the people of Houston a physical, intellectual, and spiritual connection to themselves and each other. We offer Houstonians a safe place to explore creativity and experience challenging, artful, and undiluted modern dance. And we do it with an unmatched quality, spirited optimism, and inclusive welcome.


After a long hiatus, our blog is back!  We hope you will enjoy this opportunity to go behind the scenes as we expose our creative process and artistic philosophy.

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  • Lydia Hance

    Lydia Hance

    Founder and Artistic Director

    Lydia Hance is the Founder Artistic Director of Frame Dance. She has been named an Emerging Leader by Dance/USA and has led Frame Dance in performances from the Galveston pier onto the METRO light rail, in the backs of U Haul trucks, downtown tunnels, and into museums, stages, and warehouses for the past ten years. A champion of new music composers, her work deepens interdisciplinary and multigenerational collaborations, and investigates the placement of dance in our lives. She is a choreographer, curator, filmmaker, educator, and dance writer who passionately believes dance should be a part of our every day lives. She holds degrees in Dance Performance and English Literature from SMU and trained at the Taylor School, Graham School, Tisch School of the Arts, Limon Institute and SMU.

  • Bobbie Hackett

    Bobbie Hackett

    Program Manager

    Bobbie Hackett graduated with her M.A. in Arts Leadership from the University of Houston and holds a B.A. in Music/Voice from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. As an arts administrator, Bobbie has worked for the Houston Arts Alliance and ROCO – River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. Currently, she serves as Program Manager for Frame Dance. Bobbie is passionate about helping others, problem-solving, and fusing the fun and creativity of the arts with business. When she's not working, you can find her reading books on leadership or outside reveling in the fresh air.

  • Ashley Horn

    Ashley Horn

    Teacher and Collaborator

    Ashley Horn is a dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, costume designer, and artist from the Houston area. She is Frame Dance’s costume designer, set collaborator, and a founding dancer. She is also a teacher in the early childhood dance classes at Frame Dance.

  • Jennifer Mabus

    Jennifer Mabus


    Jennifer Mabus is a dance artist and educator, originally from and currently working in Texas. As a dancer, she has worked professionally with many wonderful choreographers in New York and Texas, most notably with Robert Battle (founding member of Battleworks Dance), Takehiro Ueyama, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Bruce Wood Dance, and Noble Motion Dance. She has been fortunate to teach at just about every level of dance, from children in educational outreach programs and arts magnet high schools to university dance programs and professional companies. She currently creates dances and performance art as an independent choreographer and as a core collaborator with the Transitory Sound and Movement Collective. She is also a certified yoga instructor.

  • Rachael Hutto

    Rachael Hutto

  • Jamie Williams

    Jamie Williams


    Jamie Williams attained her BFA in Dance from SHSU graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2008, and her MFA in Dance from SHSU in 2011. She is a certified Laban Bartenieff Movement Analyst and Educator, and a registered yoga teacher at the 200 hour level. She is a founding member of Aimed Dance, formerly Rederrus Feil dance Company, and a project company member of Frame Dance. Jamie currently serves as a dance professor and the Dance Program Coordinator at San Jacinto College. She loves sharing herself with others through performance, teaching, and creating.

  • Jacquelyne Jay Boe

    Jacquelyne Jay Boe


    Jacquelyne is Houston based professional dancer, choreographer, and educator interested in collaboration and experimentation.

    A graduate of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, she received a BFA from the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated as the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, Graduate of the Year. She is currently a company member of Erick Hawkins Dance, Frame Dance, and Hopestone Dance. Boe has also worked with organizations and individual artist such as Erin Reck, Houston Grand Opera, Open Dance Project, Noble Motion Dance, Sean Curran, Teresa Chapman, and Rob Ashford.

    Boe is a critically acclaimed dance maker that has been creating original works since 2014. She was named Houston Press’ 100 Creatives and was a recipient of Dance Source Houston's Artist in Residence Program. Boe is a founding member of a choreographers collective; Perspective Exchange that brings cross country choreographers together for an annual live performance. Her choreography has been seen at The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Performing Arts Complex, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Flatland Gallery, SUGA Art Gallery, and MATCH Houston. She has recently received the honor of being a participant in the 2019-2020 Lawndale Studio Artist Program.

  • Lori Yuill

    Lori Yuill


    Lori Yuill is a choreographer, educator, and an arts administrator. She holds a master’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College. She was a 2014-2015
    Artist in Residence at Dance Source Houston and received an Artist Project Grant from Houston Art Alliance to make “The Story of a Space”, a site specific piece set in Tranquility Park. Her collaboration “You’re not here” with Anneke Hansen was named Best in
    Show at the 2016 Houston Fringe Festival. Lori currently teaches Dance Composition and Dance Appreciation at Houston Community College and facilitates Fieldwork, a peer to peer feedback session for artists. Additionally she is a facilitator for Artist Inc.,
    a program that helps artists develop their business practices. Lori loves teaching children and is thrilled to join the Frame Dance Faculty.

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Our Studio Location:
River Oaks School of Dancing
2621 S. Shepherd Drive, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77098
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Frame Dance Productions
3262 Westheimer Rd. #134
Houston, TX 77098
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