Audra Sokol (Muncie, IN) received her B.S. from Ball State University. Upon graduation, Audra was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Iowa, where she received her MFA while continuing her training and education in dance. She has received awards from Regional Dance America and Dance Magazine for her performance and choreography. She has been given the highest choreography award four times allowing her to participate in the Craft of Choreography Conference as a Project Tier Recipient. Her works “The Cleansing” and “…and she was perfect.” were both selected for national festivals through Regional Dance America and the American College Dance Festival. Audra is highly active in teaching summer dance intensives and setting works on companies throughout the United States such as Apex Contemporary Dance Theatre and Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company. Her choreography has also been selected to be performed in festivals throughout the country including Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, Triskelion Arts, and Dance Under the Stars in California. Audra has served on the dance faculties at Purdue, Ball State University, and University of Iowa. Currently, Audra is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Ball State University and the Artistic Director of the departmental dance company, Ball State Dance Theatre.