is a native Houstonian, who has been cultivating a career in dance upon earning her BA in Dance from Sam Houston State University. She also has a MA in Cross-Cultural Studies for University of Houston Clear Lake where her research focus includes dance anthropology. In addition to a plethora of freelance opportunities, she was most notably a company member for Urban Souls Dance Company. She began pursuing her own artistic visions and co-founded Pretty Cultured which is an artistic collaborative that uses art as a voice for dialogue and healing. In 2019, Stacey co-created the installation “Formed in My Grandmother’s Womb” as a part of Project Row Houses’ Round 50: Race, Health, and Motherhood.
From a variety of life experiences including motherhood, Stacey began her newest artistic endeavor- Nia’s Daughters Movement Collective.
Stacey’s choreographic perspective is to create works that are culturally competent and incorporates social justice and activism. In particular, she wants her choreography to speak for marginalized people- giving voice to the voiceless. Also it is of great importance for her to create works that embraces non-traditional dance and theatergoers.
In addition to choreography and performance, Stacey is passionate about sharing her knowledge and passion of the historical, cultural, and physicals aspects of dance with anyone willing to learn and helping people maintain an optimum state of health and wellness. Stacey gives presentations on her original research “Dancing beyond Aesthetics” that aids educators with incorporating social justice and multicultural education into their pedagogy. She has presented at conferences such as National Dance Educator’s Organization, Texas Dance Educator’s Association and Houston Arts Partners. With Pretty Cultured, Stacey also co-created “Movement Passport” which exposes students to cultural dance.