Biographies of the ChoreoVideo Project Team

Tim Glenn, Project Director, Contributing Author, Videographer

Professor Tim Glenn received his MFA in Dance (choreography and technology) from The Ohio State University, and he also holds degrees in Dance: Performance & Choreography (BS) and Dance: Interarts & Technology (BS) from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Prior to joining the FSU dance faculty in 2001, Glenn worked for the Department of Dance and the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design at Ohio State, the UW–Madison Dance Program, and as Co-director of MetroDance, Inc. in Madison, WI. He studied at the Nikolais/Louis Professional Training Program in NYC, and soon after joined the Nikolais & Murray Louis Dance Company, where he performed more than twenty-five works from the repertory of Nikolais and Louis throughout Finland, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. Additional professional performing experience includes membership in the Melrose Motion Company, Jazzworks Dance Company, and Performance Tech—Tim Glenn and Company.

Glenn offers studio-based technology instruction and movement courses primarily influenced by the Nikolais/Louis philosophy and method of performance. His teaching at UW–Madison, Ohio State, and Florida State has included courses in 2D and 3D dance video, projection design, repertory, improvisation, contemporary technique, choreography, and movement analysis.

Glenn’s research interests in dance technology include digital media design, screendance, telematics, concert documentation, and multimedia theater. His publications appear in
Perspectives on Contemporary Dance History (Cambria Press, New York) and Art in Motion: Current Research in Screendance (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, London). He serves as Director of Technology for the School of Dance, and also remains active as a choreographer/director, primarily generating new repertory.

Choreographing since 1987, Glenn’s repertoire has been performed internationally in The Netherlands, Japan, and Spain, as well as in numerous national venues. He is the recipient of the Gene Kelly Award for the Performing Arts presented by the National Alliance for Excellence and the Leo Award for Choreography from the Jazz Dance World Congress.

Glenn integrates video technologies with dance in a number of ways. As videographer for the Paul Taylor Dance Company's Repertory Preservation Project for almost a decade, he has documented over thirty-five Taylor masterworks. In 2008, Glenn directed and produced a video transposition based on his 1996 work, Embodiments of Silence, which has screened internationally at venues such as Dance Media Japan in Tokyo. He is the project director for and and has presented his research in dance documentation (2006) and videodance (2009) at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. His recent work—linking Nikolais/Louis performance training with camera motion—has been presented at the Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne (France).

While at FSU, Glenn has directed telematics events involving Western Michigan University, Wayne State University, The Ohio State University, University of Utah, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Butler University. The Intermedia Festival of Telematic Arts, a collaboration with IUPUI, Butler University, and the Dance Kaleidoscope Company, included FSU dancers performing in the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre in Tallahassee for a live audience in Indianapolis. Based on projects utilizing Internet technologies, Glenn has been invited to deliver presentations on FSU telematic initiatives at the Internet2 Member Meeting in Atlanta and the Internet2/New World Symphony Workshop on Performance Arts Production over Advanced Networks in Miami.

Influenced by his mentor, Alwin Nikolais, Glenn enjoys “total theater” design, including costume design and construction. He has been the director of
Aqueous Myth: Tales of a Water Planet, a full evening of dance and technology commissioned by the National Center for Choreography (2005), Whistling Doves: An Evening of Multimedia Dance Theater (1999), and numerous other recent productions at FSU. Based on his work in multimedia theater, Glenn was invited to present on his work at “The Progeny of Alwin Nikolais” event at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Glenn offers service to the dance profession at the national, university, and school levels. He has been an invited presenter for the National Association of Schools of Dance and has served as technology consultant for a number of organizations, including Temple University and the Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance. He is the FSU Representative for Internet2 Arts and Humanities, curator of Dance on Camera–Tallahassee (an international screening of dance films), and from 2001–2005 served as Technology Director for the National Center for Choreography at FSU. Glenn regularly engages in university service, including the Teaching and Advising Awards Committee, Distance Learning Awards Committee, Faculty Senate, and Quality Enhancement Plan’s Critical Thinking Initiative. In addition to serving on administrative and academic committees within the School of Dance, he is charged with developing and overseeing the documentation model for archiving the School of Dance concerts, a service also used for teaching video techniques to student videographers. For more information, visit

Bachelor of Science in Dance: Performance and Choreography, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Bachelor of Science in Dance: Interarts & Technology, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Master of Fine Arts in Dance, The Ohio State University

Select Scholarly/Creative Works:
Perspectives on Contemporary Dance History (Cambria Press)
Art in Motion: Current Research in Screendance (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)
Intermedia Festival of Telematic Arts

Andy Noble, Assistant Project Director, Contributing Author, Videographer, Editor

Andy Noble is Co-Artistic Director of NobleMotion Dance and an Associate Chair/Professor at Sam Houston State University. He also serves as the Associate Artistic Director of the Dance Gallery Festival, an international festival that occurs every year in New York City. During the summer, Andy is a faculty member at Dance Italia in Lucca, Italy. Houston Press recognized Andy as one of Houston’s 100 Most Creative. Andy has received numerous grants and commissions for his choreography. Most notably, he worked with Academy Award winner John Ridley to create original choreography featured on the Emmy Award Winning and Golden Globe Nominated ABC TV show American Crime. His work has also been set on Repertory Dance Theatre, Bruce Wood Dance Project, Malashock Dance Company, Moving Current Dance Collective, and Urbanity Dance to name a few. Andy’s work with NobleMotion Dance has also been critically recognized and presented at venues such as The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, The Alvin Ailey Theatre, Seattle's On the Boards, The A.W.A.R.D. Show!, Houston’s Big Range Dance Festival, Dance Houston, and the Florida Dance Festival. NobleMotion Dance has twice been awarded Houston’s Best Dance Company by the Houston Press and listed in Dance Magazine as one of Houston’s “A-list” dance companies. Additionally, his work has been selected twice for the National Dance Festival at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Andy has served as faculty at the University of South Florida and Western Washington University as well as been a guest artist at numerous other universities and performance art high schools across the country. Andy’s performing career includes six years with Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT), where he performed in over forty choreographic works by such noted masters as Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and Jose Limon. He also had the honor of working first-hand with many cutting edge contemporary and international artists such as Gideon Obarzanek (Chunky Move), Jø Strømgren and Zvi Gotheiner. Andy holds a BA in Modern Dance from the University of South Florida and a MFA with an emphasis in Dance Technology from Florida State University. For more information about NobleMotion Dance, please visit

Dionne Noble, Contributing Author, Consultant

Dionne Noble received a BA in dance from the University of South Florida(Link) and a MFA in modern dance with an emphasis in dance and technology from the University of Utah(Link). Upon graduation, Dionne joined the Demetrius Klein Dance Company in Miami, Florida and has since performed with Repertory Dance Theatre(Link) (RDT), Paradigm Dance Project and Moving Current Dance Collective(Link). She has had the great opportunity to work with several other artists such as Joe Goode, Molissa Fenley, Stephen Koester, Sean Curran, and performed in historical works by Viola Farber and Doris Humphrey. Her choreographic work has been produced by Seattle’s On the Boards Northwest New Works Series, the University of Utah, RDT, Moving Current Dance Collective, ACDF, Bellingham Repertory Dance Theatre, Paradigm Dance Project, Western Washington University, Florida State University(Link), FSU’s Dance Repertory Theatre(DRT) and Tallahassee Ballet.

Dionne has served as faculty at Western Washington University where she performed research and wrote grants to introduce a new dance and technology interest for the program. Other technological projects include: the hosting of Bellingham Dance for the Camera Festival, organizing the Northwest ACDF Faculty/Student Dance for the Camera Screening, and the creation of a DVD dance for the camera teaching tool entitled Screendance: filming and editing techniques. Her most recent project is a collaboration with Moving Current Dance Collective on the dance for the camera, Shifting Sands. Dionne has also taught for Repertory Dance Theatre, Florida State University, University of South Florida, American College Dance Festival and for several schools in Tampa, FL, Salt Lake City, UT, Bellingham, WA and Tallahassee, FL.

Jason Macdonald, Performer

Jason Macdonald, an Orlando native, began his dance training with Melissa Stokes and later with Alberto Alonso and Sonia Calero at Santa Fe Community College. He has performed with the New York City Opera and Alabama Ballet Company under Artistic Director, Wes Chapman. His repertoire includes Cinderella, Don Quixote, Firebird, and George Balanchine's The Nutcracker and Serenade. Mr. Macdonald holds a BFA in Dance and in Finance from Florida State University.

Jacqueline M. Podence, Performer

Jacqueline M. Podence has spent the last thirty-five years learning, teaching, performing, choreographing and collaborating in the fields of dance, yoga, pilates and early education. She holds a BFA degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and an MFA from Florida State University’s School of Dance. Performing from an early age, Jackie has had the opportunity to dance professionally with multiple dance companies including the Pennsylvania Ballet, Julia Ritter Performance Group, Dodge Dance Company and most recently with Pilobolus. While at Florida State, Jackie was asked to teach pilates and movement for ballet icon, Suzanne Farrell’s Workshop for Young Dancers and was so inspired that she developed her own yoga and kinesis curriculum and has since launched Mind in Motion, an enrichment program that uses the synergy of dance and yoga to inspire young minds, unlock artistic potential, and challenge children’s movement capabilities. Ms. Podence lives with her husband and two children in Doylestown, PA, where she teaches Mind in Motion to elementary schools in the Central Bucks school district. Jacqueline considers working with Tim Glenn and Andy and Dionne Noble on to be one of her career highlights because of its comprehensive approach to video production.

Herman Ramos, Video Support Staff (2017)

Herman originally hails from Northern Virginia where he did not grow up with any formal dance training. Instead, he became a specialist in breakdance and hip hop choreography with the help of various crews from the DC area and central Florida areas over the last decade. In 2008, Herman was given a full scholarship to Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida, to study classical ballet and modern technique. From 2008–2011 he worked simultaneously in contemporary and hip hop styles; touring with Apocalypse Dance Crew regionally and working locally with the Danscompany of Gainesville. After receiving his AA degree in dance, Herman was accepted to Florida State University in order to continue his dance education in classical and contemporary styles. In December of 2016, Herman completed his post-graduate studies at FSU, receiving his Masters of Fine Arts degree. Since arriving at FSU in 2011, Herman shifted some focus to improving his pedagogy with various teaching opportunities at Santa Fe College, the South Eastern Regional American College Dance Association and the annual American Dance Festival. Some of his more notable choreographic projects include work with members of Florida State University dance faculty, the Red Project, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre, and T. Lang Dance. Herman has presented original choreographic work at: FSU’s School of Dance, American Dance Festival, Apocalypse Dance Crew, as well as the Danscompany of Gainesville, where he has frequently returned as a guest artist.

Marc Ray, Technology Support Specialist (2007)

Marc Ray received his BS in Information Studies from Florida State University. He has been working in the computer networking and Internet development field for the past six years. His work has ranged from website programming to network administration and design. He also brings to the department his experience in digital video and documentary video production.

The development of has been made possible through the Innovative Instruction Grant program sponsored by the Florida State University Center for Teaching and Learning.

The web banners on this site are illustrated with still frames from video projects created by dance technology students at the Florida State University
School of Dance. Instructors: Tim Glenn, Herman Ramos, Megan Carvajal.

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