Summer Logan is a Performer, Choreographer, and Educating Artist from Portsmouth, Ohio. She holds a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Ohio University (2008) and an MFA in Creative Practice (Dance and Choreography, 2018) with a Certificate in Lighting Design from Saint Mary’s College of California. Ms. Logan has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Her technical training includes concentrated studies in Ballet, Jazz, Theatre Dance, Contemporary, Modern (Horton and Cunningham), Release Technique, West African, and Somatic Movement studies.
Throughout her career Ms. Logan has worked in non-profit programming throughout the tri-state area teaching, choreographing and collaborating with local artist. In the past 10 years Logan has worked with the Cabell County (WV) School district, Huntington Museum of Art (WV), Cabell County (WV) and Lawrence County (OH) libraries, and the US Drug Enforcement Agency (WV). As a performer and choreographer Logan has exhibited her work in Ohio, Kentucky, Utah, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, and California.
In 2012 Logan joined the Theatre faculty of Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. As a member of the faculty Logan created the Shawnee State University Dance Minor and the dance curriculum for the BFA: Musical Theatre Program. In 2018, while relocating to her Portsmouth, Logan created the Shawnee State University Performing Arts Academy, a training program designed for dancers ages 12 months through adult. The PAA focuses on pre-professional training by professional artists.
In 2017 Logan founded Bone & Fiddle Dance Collective (B&FDC) a fiscally sponsored non profit contemporary dance company located in Portsmouth, Ohio. Bone & Fiddle Dance Collective's mission is to educate and celebrate the Appalachian lived experience. The Collective believes in enhancing and promoting culture through movement and dance. Through the medium of movement, Logan delves into the experiential, social, political, and historic views of Appalachia. The Collective explores gender roles, social engagement and issues of poverty through the lens of contemporary movement.