Charys Hess is a BA graduate of the University Wisconsin Stevens Point Theater and Dance department. Hess has studied dance under Jim Moore, Susan Gingrasso, Adriane Fang, Pamela Luedtke, Joan Karlen, Jeannie Hill, Michael Estanich and Mary Fehrenbach. Hess has worked with dance companies such as Susan Marshall on collegiate choreographic opportunities. Hess’ choreography has been presented and adjudicated at the American College of Dance Festival. Hess’ multi-media work has been showcased in local productions like Dance For Cancer, The Happenings, and Toast To The Arts. Site specific work has been presented in local venues as well. Hess founded the Transcribing Dance Company, a post-modern dance company for professional dancers in June of 2012. TDC has been well received by the Minnesota Fringe Festival and MDAF. TDC performs engaging and innovative work in collaboration with various artists, businesses and individuals. Hess continues to direct, present, and dance with her company to create movement which can be appreciated by the general public, yet set new standards in the art of dance.