Autumn Eckman, (MFA, University of Iowa) is an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Arizona. She received her classical training from the Houston Ballet Academy. 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 and The Cambrians. Her choreographic commissions include works for State Street Ballet, DanceWorks Chicago, Kit Modus, Big Muddy Dance Co., Wylliams-Henry Dance Company and Missouri Contemporary Ballet. Her choreography has been presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Women In Dance Leadership Conference, 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).