Taryn Vander Hoop is a dancer, choreographer, educator, and producer. She received a B.S. in Dance, English Literature, and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography. She is the Co-Founder, Executive Director, and Associate Artistic Director of Summation Dance, an NYC based all female modern dance company known for creating innovative and highly physical work. She has produced sold-out performances at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC), Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Judson Memorial Church, and Z-Space in San Francisco. Additionally, she has been involved in projects with Gerald Casel Dance, Laura Peterson Choreography, and Sarah Holmes Danceworks.
Most recently, Taryn has been traveling the country with Summation’s latest endeavor, Highway HabitUS, a multi-phase artistic research project which studies how geography shapes ideology, both politically and culturally, and movement. Taryn has studied throughout her career at the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at the 92nd St Y in New York City. She completed her 500-hour yoga certification at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in NYC and holds additional certifications in pilates mat, prenatal yoga, aerial yoga, yoga for cancer (y4c) and anatomy studies. She has lead 200-hr yoga certifications in New York and Asia for Om Factory, started a yoga certification program at Rutgers University, and recently created her own yoga certification curriculum, Lila Flow Yoga.