Sumi Clements, Artistic Director of Summation Dance Company (NYC), is a Japanese-American who hails from California. Sumi received her BFA in Dance from the University of California at Santa Barbara where she was the recipient of the Patricia Sparrow Scholarship & Corwin Award for Choreography. She then moved to New York where she was a member of Peter Kyle Dance and involved in various projects around the city before returning to study at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Upon receiving her MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography, she went on to co-found Summation Dance, showing work at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Judson Memorial Church, Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, City Center, the 92nd St Y, Baruch College, La Mama, FlicFest at the Irondale Center, and Dance New Amsterdam. The company will be on tour this spring making stops in San Francisco (ZSpace) and at UW-Milwaukee. She has worked with Gerald Casel Dance Company, Dylan Crossman and Sarah Holmes Danceworks, and has performed in the works of Doug Varone, Alwin Nikolais, Kyle Abraham, Andrea Miller and Sydney Skybetter. Sumi has completed residencies at various universities nationally, and this will be her second year on faculty at the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop.