MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2017
Nancy Havlik has directed and choreographed for the past 25 years. She formed Dance Performance Group as a non-profit in 1989 to explore her own choreographic ideas with a small group of dancers and musicians. Through the Company her choreography has been performed extensively in the Washington, DC area at venues including Dance Place, Shakespeare Theater, Joy of Motion, Montgomery College, Jewish Community Center, Joe's Movement Emporium, Mt. Vernon College and the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Her work has been shown in New York City at Joyce Soho, WAX and the Construction Company and in Eastern Europe (Czech Republic and Slovakia).
Nancy has directed site work performances all over the Washington, DC area in places as varied as The Torpedo Factory, The National Portrait Gallery, VisArts/Rockville, Josephine Butler Parks Center and Anderson House. Most recently Dance Performance Group has been part of Atlas Theater Intersections, Shakespeare Theater's Velocity, Sonic Circuits and part of the Dance Place 2015 season. Dance Performance Group will perform again as part of the 2017/18 season at Dance Place. Nancy has received grants from Maryland State Arts Council, the Montgomery County Arts Council and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She has just received a 2017 Individual Artist Award in Dance: Choreography from the Maryland State Arts Council. For over 20 years Nancy has taught interactive creative movement workshops for older adults through Arts for the Aging (AFTA) and has directed Quicksilver, a dance improvisation performance company of people 65 and over for AFTA. Havlik received a Metlife Grant with visual artist Donna McKay through AFTA to present a series of workshops to frail seniors combining dance and visual art, gesture through space and gesture on paper Carmel Morgan called Havlik's choreography "gloriously beautiful to behold...inspirational" in Ballet-Dance Magazine.