MA, Dance, Mills College
BA, University of California, Berkeley
Nancy Lyons began dancing as a child in New Mexico. In her early teens, she trained and performed with the remarkable dance artist Elizabeth Waters, formerly lead dancer with Hanya Holm. Nancy moved to the West Coast where she continued to study dance technique, improvisation, choreography and somatics and perform in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has taught and performed solo and group work nationally and internationally in Europe and Asia. With Rebecca Fuller, former Chair of the Dance Department at Mills College, she co-authored Openings and Inner Workings,The Moving Box,and The Moving Book.