As the Managing Director, Martheya guides the vision and growth for all business operations, programming, marketing and communications for kNOwBOX dance. She is the resident graphic designer and social media manager. In addition, she serves as one of the co-hosts for Dance Behind the Screen Podcast.
Martheya Nygaard (Scott) is a dance artist, scholar, educator, and entrepreneur who cultivates “distortion” as an aesthetic philosophy, challenging and expanding notions of contemporary dance. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance from Sam Houston State University and M.F.A. in Dance from Texas Woman's University (TWU). Martheya has been on Faculty as an Adjunct Professor of Dance for Texas Woman's University, Eastfield College, and Tarrant County College. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally at venues including World Dance Alliance Global Summit in Canada, The Prague Quadrennial in Prague, and The Women in Dance Leadership Conference in Philadelphia. Currently she is the Publicity Manager for the TWU Department of Dance, a professional dancer for Jordan Fuchs Company, Arts Mission Oak Cliff Exchange Member, and Managing Director of kNOwBOX dance.