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tori beck

Tori Beck was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and began training at Mindy’s Jessamine School of Classical Dance when she was three years old. She is currently pursuing a B.A. in Dance, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades and Secondary Mathematics Education at Western Kentucky University. While at WKU, Tori has joined many organizations such as the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Mu Epsilon, WKU Math Club, and National Dance Education Organization. Tori has attended the Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Summer Intensive as a pre-professional trainee, has completed a WKU Faculty Undergraduate Student Engagement Grant project, has performed with the WKU Dance Company for four years, and has held the position of National Honors Society for Dance Arts Administrator for the National Dance Education Organization WKU Student Chapter for two years. As the NHSDA Administrator, Tori collaborated with the WKU Gatton Academy students to choreograph multiple pieces of choreography based on the Gatton students’ research projects. She has also attended and performed at various dance festivals and conventions such as ACDA, the Big Apple Tap Festival, and the Tennessee Tap Festival. Her goal after graduation is to create a program that teaches students mathematics through dance movement.