Expertise 

  • 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.

Awards

  • BEST DANCER : Theresa Hardy – Austin Critics Table, 2011
  • TOP 10 DANCE AND CLASSICAL MUSIC TREASURES OF 2010 : Blue Lapis Light's ONE  – Austin Critic Robert Faires
  • BEST DANCE COMPANY – Austin Chronicle Readers Poll, 2006
  • BEST DANCE WORK : Blue Lapis Light’s REQUIEM – Austin Critics Table, 2006
  • BEST DANCER : Theresa Hardy & Nicole Whiteside – Austin Critics Table, 2006
  • BEST LIGHTING DESIGN : Jason Amato – Austin Critics Table, 2006
  • BEST SOUND DESIGN : William Meadows – Austin Critics Table, 2006

Recognition for Artistic Director Sally Jacques

  • Featured in the ‘Faces Of Austin’ Exhibit playing at Austin’s New City Hall
  • Featured on Austin’s PBS affiliate KLRU-TV shows ‘In Context’ , ‘Austin Now’ and Emmy award winning ‘Downtown’
  • Honorary Lifetime Membership, Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Funding from the Rockefeller foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation
  • Funding from the Texas Commission on the Arts and Art Matters, New York City
  • 2008| USA Fellowship Award Nominee
  • 2007 | Inducted into Austin Arts Hall of Fame
  • 2006 | Awarded Samsung Signature Piece as part of First Night Austin
  • 2003 | YMCA Woman of the Year for the Arts
  • 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
  • 1988 | Susan B. Anthony Achievement Award, N.Y. Mayor Ed Koch
  • 1988– present | Ongoing funding by the United States National Endowment for the Arts

Publications by/featuring Sally Jacques:

  • Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces (University Press, Florida, 2009)
    Editors: Carolyn Pavlik & Melanie Kloetzel
  • 64 Beds and Other Site Works (Plain View Press, 1990)
    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.
  • Essays about Jacques’ work have been published in Portugal, New Zealand, and in other publications including Atlanta’s Arts Papers