Originally from Texas, Nancy has been kicking up her heels in Buffalo for eight years. Hughes is an educator, performer, choreographer and event organizer and has been awarded grants from NYS DanceForce, Northampton Arts Council and KeyBank. Nancy is influenced by Nancy Stark Smith and the Underscore, and she has co-coordinated the annual Global Underscore for the past 7 years. Her work has been performed across the U.S. as well as in Paris, France and Toronto, Canada. Hughes choreographed for productions of STUPID FUCKING BIRD, THE FULL MONTY, and FURIES OF MOTHER JONES and currently, she is the director of Center Dance. Through interdisciplinary performance, movement training, community outreach and the presentation of learning opportunities Center Dance strives to increase Buffalo’s gravity as a hub for creative exchange between artists. Center Dance can be seen performing in theaters, museums, galleries, people’s homes and silos.