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Meet the Staff

Arlene Martin (Artistic Director/Founder)

Arlene identifies as Filipino-Spanish-Chinese and has been a dancer in the Seattle community for 12 years. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she moved to Seattle for grad school at the University of Washington where she earned both an MBA and an MS in Engineering. She currently works at Microsoft where she's had a 15+ year career. The desire to produce a show with this mission stemmed from her being less able to perform and the desire to continue contributing back to the dance community. She aspires the Tint Dance Festival to become one of the most impactful dance festivals in Seattle.

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Sue Ann Huang (Artistic Director/Founder)

Sue Ann identifies as Chinese/Taiwanese American.  She grew up in the California Bay Area.  She has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and modern dance minor from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University.  During her M.S., Sue Ann completed an independent study focused in Asian Americans in Education.  She currently works at Seattle University in Housing & Residence Life. and previously worked at the University of Washington in Housing & Food Services.  She has lived in Seattle since Summer 2011.  Sue Ann has been dancing since she was 6 years old and in Seattle since 2012. She wanted to produce this show because dance and social justice are some of her passions that she wanted to find a way for them to intersect.  This festival is that way and by providing more opportunities for dancers of color to have space to perform, more dancers of color will have representation in the Seattle dance scene.

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