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SC Arts Commission 2013 Dance Choreography Fellow

Marcy Jo Yonkey-Clayton


 Marcy Jo Yonkey-Clayton of Irmo is assistant professor of dance at Columbia College, where she directs CCdanceLAB Improvisers and Friends and choreographs for and performs with the Power Company dance collective. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Texas Woman’s University.  As a site-specific artist, she has choreographed and performed at numerous venues, including the Columbia Museum of Art, Pearl Fryar’s topiary garden in Bishopville, S.C., and the Ghost Town Arts Collective in Denison, Texas. Her choreography has been featured at numerous festivals and events in S.C. and Texas, and her concert choreography Good Fences Make Good Neighbors has been performed more than 30 times in three states, each time with a new cast of performers igniting the work with unique stories and humorous quirks.