(artist credits on vimeo link of each video)

Our Vision

The Theorists (under AM Arts) are artist/citizens collaborating internationally to create multi-disciplinary homegrown art in Austin, because people matter and places matter.


We create performance art and have collaborated with a painter, physicist, poet, journalist, musician, aerialist, rock climber, nurse, cinematographer, inter-disciplinary artist, database architect, and we are all quite fond of dancing. We bridge gaps by asking "What if" and while we aim to inspire people of all backgrounds, ages, and cultures, we have never claimed nor have intended to, understand everything. Rather, we create to search for moments of feeling understood.

Our Practices

We believe in specialized cross-training. We study Classical Ballet, Gaga, Countertechnique®, Gyrokinesis®, and toolbox these methodologies. Beginning with ourselves, we are agents of change. It is our goal to synthesize techniques to amplify each artist’s voice in relationship to the community. We are dedicated to equip dancers with efficient tools under the mentorship of specialized teachers through choreographic laboratories that explore movement methodologies.

Photo by Jennifer M Ramos
Photo by Jennifer M Ramos

XYZ Atlas Congress by Jennifer Chenoweth Performance by The Theorists Sponsored by the Downtown Austin Alliance April 18, 2017

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Photo by Yi-Chun
Photo by Yi-Chun

Hireath Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center in NYC Choreographic Exchange Awardee October 2017

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Photo by Rich Merritt
Photo by Rich Merritt

We've Been Here Before Created in 2016 for our 50th anniversary reunion tour Pecha Kucha 2016 at The Speed Shop in Austin, TX

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Photo by Lynn Lane
Photo by Lynn Lane

Super String Theory The Barn Storm Dance Fest 2016 in Houston, TX

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Photo by Martin Perez
Photo by Martin Perez

String Theory Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin, TX October 2015

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Photo by Lynn Lane
Photo by Lynn Lane

String Theory Performed at The Dance Gallery Festival in Huntsville, TX Hosted by Sam Houston State University November 2016

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TBX [ Toolbox Series ]

TBX [ Toolbox Series ] provides specialized workshops for creative artists & residencies for choreographers to enliven their personal practice and expand their professional market. We uniquely craft each TBX session for artists and participants and each culminates with a community event to further our mission as artist/citizens.

For more info on upcoming residencies and how you can sign up, click here.