Terrance Henderson has not only been a driving force in the theater and dance communities of South Carolina, but also has a presence in the national dance scene as well. A frequent guest artist and master teacher, Terrance’s work as a performer, choreographer and director has been showcased in theaters across the country. Terrance is the first and only choreographer from South Carolina to receive the International Bronze Leo Award for Outstanding Jazz Dance Choreography presented at the Jazz Dance World Congress in Chicago in 2009. Having been the creative force behind Columbia’s Vibrations Dance Company serving as Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer for over ten years there, Terrance helped create a legacy for generations of dance artists, educators and enthusiasts in this community. Especially in contemporary and modern dance forms and particularly to theater and dance artists of color. Terrance is consistently creating opportunities to collaborate with other local artists and providing platforms for original work that speaks to the broad community as well as to the times. A mainstay in our public school system having served as a Long Term Artist in Residence at Logan Elementary for almost twenty years now teaching dance and theater classes to hundreds of Midlands students each year and facilitating arts integrated experiences for students, faculty, staff and community. Terrance is also the Director of Modern Dance at Southeastern School of Ballet and runs an after-school dance and drama program at A. C. Moore Elementary. In 2013, Terrance created T.O. Henderson Dance Incorporated or TOdanceInc as a platform and agency for his creative and collaborative efforts. Currently Terrance has been using the TOdanceInc brand to pioneer some new Arts in Education efforts and provide Arts Organization Management/ Consultation through residencies, workshops, and seminars. His most recent original dance theater work, Ruins, was premiered at Harbison Theater as part of the HT @ MTC Performance Incubator. His most recent work as a choreographer and movement coach can be seen in the current Trustus production of “Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet”. Also most recently and notably, Terrance was the recipient of the 2016 Steve G. Morrison Visionary Award, which honors someone in our community who exhibits the best combination of vision and leadership, applied to arts and history and the entire cultural foundation of the City, and the value they bring to Columbia.