Photo Credit: Shaun Tubbs
Photo Credit: Shaun Tubbs
Founding Artistic Director
Leah Tubbs, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, studied dance at Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) and the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She toured with the Alabama Ballet during her time at ASFA. She was the recipient of the Duane Dishion Dance Award during her tenure at ASFA. She received the Dancers’ Award at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She is a former two-time scholarship recipient of the American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive. She has been blessed to dance with several prominent companies such as Dayton Contemporary Dance Second Company (DCdC2), Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT), Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Project 21 Dance, Loiuse Reichlin & Dancers, Donna Sternberg & Dancers, Jazz Ain’t Dead, and The Zifadanz Group.
Leah has been selected to present her work for Austin’s Dance Carousel, Big Range Dance Festival, READY SET GO series, and Ten Minutes Max, as well as the Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival, Jazz Ballet Company, and Arova Contemporary Dance Company. She served as the artistic director and company member of Ballet Afrique Contemporary Dance Company from 2008-2010, where she received three nominations by the Austin Critics Table Awards for best choreographer, best original short work, and for outstanding dance concert.
Leah is a teaching artist for Pentacle/DanceWorks, Inc. & Cultured Movement, Inc.
Leah and Shaun established MADC in 2011 to increase diversity, inclusion, and gender equality in the dance field through its work, festivals, and residencies.
Photo Credit: Mike Quain
Shaun Tubbs, an Ohio native, holds both a Bachelors (Wright State University) and a Masters of Fine Arts (The University of Texas at Austin) in Acting. He has an extensive background working for arts and academic organizations. As well as a great deal of experience in several administrative and programming roles. Shaun has worked with such programs and organizations as the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company’s (DCDC) Jeraldyne School of Dance, serving as the lead administrator of the school and Residential Coordinator of the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Texas location summer intensive, just to name a few. Some of the work Shaun has done as an actor and director include: REGIONAL THEATRE: The Book of Grace (Zach Scott Theatre), The Tempest, An Ideal Husband, Macbeth (Austin Shakespeare Theatre), A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits (Salvage Vanguard Theatre), Crossing America (Kirk Douglas Theatre), Lobby Hero (Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara), Boys Next Door (Whitmore Lindley Theatre), Jitney (Human Race Theatre Company). OTHER THEATRE: The Red Box, Pride and Prejudice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bad Penny, The Shadow Box, Elephants Graveyard, and Don Juan In Hell (The University of Texas at Austin); The Laramie Project and Our Country’s Good (Wright State University). Shaun is extremely proud to be a part of the growth and vision of MODArts Dance Collective, which strives to create a rich performative dialogue though the power and multifaceted art form of dance.
Photo Credit: Sean McInnis
Brittany Wilson is a dancer, choreographer, and arts administrator. Her journey as an arts administrator began 1 year ago when she applied for Pentacle's "Cultivating Leadership in Dance" internship. The experience led to opportunities such as interning with Dance Films Association, Abraham.In.Motion, and more recently landing an Administrative Coordinator position. Her passion for the arts exceeded the stage when she discovered there were more ways to contribute. She is humbled for the opportunity to company manage MODArts Dance Collective, allowing her to utilize her skill set in a different way. She looks forward to many more opportunities to assist the creative process on the administrative level.