Autumn Eckman is an Assistant Professor at Kennesaw State University. She received her formative training from Susan Bebee, Tom Pazik, Patricia Bromley, Kathryn MacBeth, Gary Harrison before attending the Houston Ballet Academy on full scholarship. She had the privilege to dance with Giordano Dance Chicago where she also served as Assistant Artistic Director, Resident Choreographer and Director Giordano II, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Lucky Plush Productions, Ron De Jesus Dance, State Street Ballet, the Cangelosi Dance Project and The Cambrians. Her choreographic commissions include original works for State Street Ballet (Artist-In-Residence), DanceWorks Chicago, The Cambrians, Chattanooga Ballet, Kit Modus, Big Muddy Dance Co., Wylliams-Henry Dance Company (supported by New Dance Partners), Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Gainesville Ballet, Washington & Lee University, Stephens College, Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Autumn is certified in the Giordano Jazz Dance Technique through the Nan Giordano Certification Program and in Level One of Revolutionary Principles of Movement.