We in the dance program at Texas Tech dedicate our production of "DanceTech" in loving memory to Suzanne Aker, founder of Ballet Lubbock and the dance program at our university. Her picture graces the entrance to our Black Box theatre, and we are honored to continue the legacy she built with each, new generation of dancers.
For us in Theatre & Dance, this collaboration represents another experiential education challenge that best makes practical use of each discipline. And, maybe more importantly, it pushes our students to understand the transformational nature of theatre and dance.
Arch Hooks (BFA 1987) is a consummate entertainer whose talent has led him on a remarkable journey across the country and around the world. A piano virtuoso, powerful singer, and skilled storyteller, Hooks is a self-proclaimed “musical mutt” with an ever-evolving sound that that blends genre and defies labels. His talents extend well beyond the realm of music.