Tom Evert provides a new wave of Dance and Education Programming.
Tom Evert, Artistic Director of DANCEVERT, has a long standing presence in Art and education, but feels he has not maximized his input in his home community in Euclid.
An exciting development for everyone is that the company has been awarded a grant from the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation enabling residencies in a number of Euclid Schools. Mr Evert will present the enjoyable and effective math teaching lessons called “Geometry in Motion” in which dance activities, discipline and creativity is used to study the academic content standards of Geometry. These residencies have proven to increase scores on state tests and provide a creative and interactive learning style that is enjoyable.
Mr. Evert also teaches children’s and adult classes at Shore Cultural Centre and is fortifying the School structure there. The training is focused on the principles of improving body and motion control through the discipline, conditioning, creativity and fun of Modern dance. The program also offers students performance opportunities at Shore Cultural Centre and at special events. Check the Shore website for Information.
Tom Evert Biography
Mr. Evert currently serves as artistic director/dancer/choreographer of DANCEVERT, which he founded in 1986. He holds BFA degrees in both painting and dance from Ohio University. He was a principal dancer and toured the world with the Paul Taylor Dance Company in New York City (1977-85). He has created and performed a large body of choreographic works for which he has received 7 Fellowships for choreography and received many awards, most recently the Ohio Dance Award 2015 for his contributions to the art form of dance. Mr. Evert has remained dedicated to the educational process for over three decades and has taught extensively in a vast range of geographic and cultural settings. As a “teaching artist” he serves on the artist rosters of Center for Art-Inspired Learning, VSA Ohio and the Ohio Art Council where he provides arts-programming, performances and professional development workshops for teachers.