Abby Gluckman is a Dallas, Texas native and graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University with a B.F.A. in Dance and a B.S. in Mathematics. In May 2023, Abby will graduate with a Master of Arts in Teaching in Mathematics Education from the University of Texas at Dallas and obtain a Texas teacher certificate in 7-12 Mathematics.
Abby grew up dancing at Texas Ballet Theater School, Dallas before furthering her dance education at the collegiate level at Tulane University. While at Tulane, Abby was a four-year member of the Newcomb Dance Company and had the opportunity to work with guest artists Omar Carrum, Kathryn “Kitty” Daniels, and Jim Lepore. In May 2021, Abby was awarded the Jill Karp Prize for Dance: Choreography and Performance and the Minnette L. Starts Award for Excellence in Dance by the Newcomb Department of Theatre and Dance faculty.
Abby has also trained at the Bates Dance Festival and performed as a guest with 6 O’Clock Dance Theatre in 2017. Over the course of her dance journey, Abby has built a strong ballet background, discovered a passion for modern and contemporary dance, and started to develop her choreographic voice. For her full-time work, Abby teaches dance and co-runs the Performance and Competitive Ensemble program at Texas Ballet Theater School, Dallas.
Abby joined 6 O’Clock Dance Theatre as an apprentice in July 2021 and was promoted to company member in May 2022.