Candace Rattliff graduated from Texas Christian University with a BFA in Ballet and Modern Dance. Originally from Fort Worth, TX she received her early training from Margo Dean, Beverly Torres, and Joe Berry. Within the Dance department at TCU, she was awarded a TCU Fine Arts Guild Scholarship. She also received a Dallas Dance Council Scholarship to study in New York at the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive. While at TCU, she had the opportunity to perform works by Jane Weiner, Christian von Howard, Elizabeth Gillaspy, and Nina Martin, and was the soloist in works by Susan Jaffe and Stephen Mills. After graduation, Candace was invited to join Jane Weiner’s Hope Stone Dance Company, and continues to enjoy her time as a company member. As a freelance dancer, Candace performs with Amy Ell’s Vault, and Noblemotion. She has also performed in works by Leslie Scates, Erin Reck, Sandra Organ, and Laura Gutierrez. As a self - proclaimed Houstonian artist, Candace has performed in the Cullen Theater, Zilka Hall, Bayou Music Center, Miller Outdoor Theater, Jones Hall, the CAMH, as well as churches, schools, hotels, and even on the streets in Houston Heights! She has also performed internationally in Ireland. Additionally, Candace teaches ballet and contemporary modern in the Houston area and is a certified Airtone and Vbarre fitness instructor.