Willow Swanson began taking classical jazz at the age of 10, instantly fell in love with it and soon expanded to a variety of styles including tap, hip hop, modern and afro-diasporic movement. She has also trained in Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Yoga and Acrobatics, and currently spends her free time rock climbing as another way to train. Willow participated in several Young Choreographer’s Competitions in Portland (winning an overall grand prize in 2014) and has trained and/or collaborated with Portland choreographers including DarVejon Jones and Alicia Cutaia. Her professional performance experience includes Polaris Dance Theatre, Agneizska Laska Dancers and various small film roles. As an instructor and company assistant at Dance Fusion, Willow is responsible for re-staging and setting all the company pieces for their original holiday production ‘Christmas Stories’.
Willow is a member of Horizon3 Dance, a company based in Vancouver, WA, whose works encompass educational presentations, live performance and dance photography and film.