Originally from Texas, Evelyn Joy Hoelscher is a New York based contemporary dancer and choreographer. She graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University with a Dance Kinesiology and Psychology degree, where she was awarded 3 consecutive performance scholarships and presented choreography at the Southwest American College Dance Festival. As Founder and Artistic Director for Spaces of Fontana, her choreography has performed in theaters across New York City, Queens, Brooklyn, North Carolina, and Texas. In 2016 her duet "Connected Roots" performed for a Manhattan TV Station on a segment on Marital Love.
After teaching dance for 7 years all across the state of Texas, Evelyn completed choreographic residencies at Long Island Performing Arts High School and taught Modern at Eliot Feld's Ballet Tech in New York. In 2014, Evelyn traveled to Ethiopia teaching dance to orphans and street kids. She continues this mission through teaching yoga and dance at a midtown homeless shelter. With her love for all things movement, Evelyn also teaches Pilates, yoga and meditation to residential and corporate buildings in NYC.
As a dancer, she has performed freelance and company work with many choreographers, including Jane Weiner, Mark Dendy, Rod Rodgers Dance Company, Monica Hogan Dance Works, Lydia Hance, Dina Denis, Jee Uhn Ahn and Isadora Duncan in theaters such as the HERE Theater, Judson Memorial, New York Live Arts and Dixon Place. She currently performs with Smashworks Dance Collective and is in the original cast of the Off-Broadway show ‘SHE: a choreoplay’ by Jinah Parker.