• Sally Jacques brings 30 years of site-specific performance experience to her role as Artistic Director of Blue Lapis Light.
  • BLL’s company dancers have extensive dance training in all forms of dance, which they incorporate into working on structures with an assortment of technical apparatuses. They are highly skilled in both aerial and ballet techniques and perform with graceful athleticism, while suspended at great heights.
  • BLL works with the same core rigging, lighting, sound, video and costume designers for all of its productions. Their technical skill in their individual fields, as well as their experience in site-specific work, brings BLL’s vision to life.



Recognition for Artistic Director Sally Jacques

  • 2008 | United States Artists Fellowship Award Nominee
  • 2007 | Inducted into Austin Arts Hall of Fame
  • 2006 | Awarded Samsung Signature Peace as part of First Night Austin
  • 2003 | Honorary Lifetime Membership, Golden Key International Honour Society
  • 2003 | YMCA Woman of the Year for Achievement the Arts
  • 1994 | Awarded New Forms Regional Initiative Grant (NFRIG) funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation
  • 1993 | Featured Performer, United Nations Conference on Human Rights, Vienna
  • 1993 | Featured Artist, Performance Magazine, Chicago
  • 1993 | Featured Artist, Art and the Public, Nov/Dec '93 by Saundra Goldman, Atlanta
  • 1992 | Awarded funding from Art Matters, New York City
  • 1991 – present | Ongoing funding from the Texas Commission on the Arts
  • 1988 – present | Ongoing funding from the United States National Endowment for the Arts
  • 1988 | Susan B. Anthony Peace Award, New York Mayor Ed Koch
  • 1986 – present | Ongoing funding from the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division, believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future

FILM & Publications by/featuring Sally Jacques

  • 2018 | Belonging (a short film based on site work Belonging, Part One) filmed by Christopher Kim of KLRU was one of 13 films selected for SXSW Community Screening: 2018 Faces of Austin
  • 2017 | Belonging (based on Belonging, Part One) featured on Austin’s PBS affiliate KLRU TV show Arts in Context
  • 2015 | 64 Beds for the Homeless, a documentary, exhibited in New York City, Berlin, and Madrid
  • 2014 | Here and Beyond (based on In Light) featured on Austin’s PBS affiliate KLRU TV show Arts in Context
  • 2009 | One of fourteen choreographers featured in Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces by editors  Carolyn Pavlik & Melanie Kloetzel. (University Press, Florida, 2009)
  • 2006 | Featured in the "2006 Faces Of Austin" installation at Austin City Hall
  • 2004 | Featured on Austin's PBS affiliate KLRU TV show Austin Now
  • 1996 | Published 64 Beds and Other Site Works (Plain View Press, 1996)
    Based on her site work 64 Beds held at the Jefferson Memorial as well as sites in Houston and Austin. Featuring over 100 performers, 64 Beds raised awareness of the plight of the homeless.
  • 1988 – present | Essays about Jacques’ work have been published in Portugal, New Zealand, and in other publications including Atlanta’s Arts Papers