(team) Sarah Rucker

Program & Events Manager

Sarah Rucker is an arts presenter with specialties in traditional & popular American musical genres and dance. Her expertise in Texas and American blues and rock and roll music began with her position as research & teaching assistant to Clifford Antone (founder of Antone’s Night Club, Records, and Record Shop) from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Antone lectured on these topics at the University of Texas and Texas State University. For Texas Folklife, she has directed such programs as Barbara Lynn & Friends at the Library of Congress and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and “From the Hands of Gods: The Dance of South India,” and produces the annual Accordion Kings & Queens Concert and the Big Squeeze accordion contest. Originally from South Texas, Rucker graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts with a focus in dance from the University of Texas in Austin. She also received a Certificate in Business Foundations from the McCombs School of Business. In her down time, she enjoys supporting Austin's live music scene and performing in dance companies such as Diverse Space Dance Theatre and Tapestry Too. Rucker has also exhibited her own choreography in Austin showcases Big Range Austin Dance Festival, Dance Carousel, and 10 Minutes Max.

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