Candace Rattliff (Modern and Composition)
Candace Rattliff grew up in Fort Worth TX and received her formal dance training from Margo Dean School of Ballet, Joe Berry, and Beverly Torres. Candace graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University with a BFA in Ballet and Modern Dance. She was awarded a TCU Fine Arts Guild Scholarship and also received a Dallas Dance Council Scholarship to study at Alvin Ailey Summer Dance Intensive in New York City. After graduation, Candace joined Jane Weiner’s Hope Stone Dance Company (Houston TX) and has enjoyed 10 wonderful seasons as a company member. She was also a company member of Earthen Vessels (Sandra Organ Dance Company) under the direction of former Houston Ballet soloist Sandra Organ Solis. As a freelance dancer, Candace has had the pleasure of performing with Amy Ell’s VAULT, NobleMotion Dance (Andy and Dione Noble), Leslie Skates, Paty Solorzano, and Harrison Guy’s Urban Souls Dance Company. She has also performed internationally in Ireland’s Irish Aerial Fest and Puebla, Mexico. Candace has served as a member of the modern dance faculty for Houston Ballet Academy, as well as the Modern and Jazz dance consultant for HSPVA. Additionally, Candace has enjoyed ten years of teaching in the greater Houston area as a freelance choreographer for Houston dance studios and HS drill teams. She has recently returned to Fort Worth and continues to teach and choreograph in DFW.