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Misti Galvan is a dance artist and educator living in San Marcos, Texas. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in choreography from Wilson College, and a BFA in Dance & BA in English from Texas State University. She is also a certified Yoga Teacher, RYT 500, responsible for implementing a Yoga Teacher Training and Certification program in the TXST Dance Division where she worked for four years. She  is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Adult Education where she is researching the unique embodiment and disembodiment of highly trained dancers and how this connects to health and well-being. 

Her somatic training and teaching practices are informed by an extensive background in yoga, as well as Hanna Somatics, Feldenkrais, and Body-Mind Centering. She has taught numerous somatic movement workshops over the last decade and specializes in yoga for dancers, injury prevention, and longevity.

Her classical dance background includes influences from the New York and Chicago regions. She has worked in K-12 education, with special populations, choreographed theater and dance productions, and co-founded and directed Ardmore Contemporary Dance Company, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing professional dance in southern Oklahoma through performances, outreach projects, educational residencies, and community work for many years. ACD was awarded a Community Arts Program Grant and an Arts in Alternative Education Grant by the Oklahoma Arts Council.


Other institutions that that have heavily influenced her training are Interlochen Arts Academy, State University of New York at Purchase, American Dance Festival, The University of Oklahoma, and Quartz Mountain.  She has presented at TAPHERD, Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, NDEO, and recently did a collaborative work for the Asheville Fringe Festival. 

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