Autumn Mist Belk
Autumn Mist Belk earned her B.A. in studio art from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and her M.F.A. in dance from the University of Maryland. She also has over 600 hours of yoga pedagogy training and a personal yoga practice spanning more than 15 years. Autumn founded and served as artistic director of the multimedia dance group Code f.a.d. Company from 2008-2020, collaborating with a strong core of dancers, musicians, and artists for over 50 performances across those 12 years. Autumn’s choreography has been presented throughout the United States and in Hallein, Austria, as part of the international artist festival Schmiede. Autumn also directs FAD: Film-Art-Dance Festival, which includes curating Screendance in Schools – educational programs of dance films complete with lesson plans and learning objective-driven activities for K-12 classrooms. Her own dance films have been screened in festivals around the world, and she has been chosen to participate in artist residencies (making dance films) in Scotland, Italy, Iceland, and Austria. Autumn was honored to be selected as the 2016 winner of the National Dance Society’s Dance Promotion in the Community Award and as an inductee into NC State’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers in 2015.