On Faculty since 2013, Skip Costa has made huge strides for artistic innovation and excellence within University teaching standards and achievements. His latest choreographic work was selected for the South Region Gala Concert by the prestigious American College Dance Association (ACDA), the highest Nationally recognized Dance organization at the post secondary level. In Spring 2015, he was selected by his peers from Universities within the South Region of ACDA to serve on the National Board of Directors for a 3-year appointment giving Southeastern Louisiana University an opportunity for artistic exposure and National recognition with over 400 universities with institutional membership.
Costa is the National Director and Owner of NEW YORK LOS ANGELES DANCE CONVENTIONS (NYLA DANCE) as well as the Founder and Artistic Director of SKIP COSTA.COREmovement PROJECT.NYC, NYLA DANCE National Youth Performance Project, the Southeast Dance Festival, and the off-Broadway theater experience ROCK STARS NYC combining live rock music and dance. He has been a featured dancer with Mark Dendy Dance (Choreographer of Broadway's TABOO), David Rousseve/REALITY, The Kennedy Center's Washington Opera, The New Orleans Ballet Association, Maida Withers DCC and Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. He has choreographed Off & Off-Off Broadway dance projects at Times Square Theater, The Tribeca Playhouse, The Richard Ellner Theater, and the American Theater of Actors as well as for the American Dance Guild, The Elan Awards (honoring Jerry Mitchell and Anne Reinking), DRA, Urban Artworks 7, DancenowNYC, Jennifer Muller/The Works HATCH Series, DUMBO Arts Festival, RedEye Theater(MN), New Dance Group, Coming Together, University Settlement, 92nd Street Y, The Best of Broadway Dance Center, and various NYC studio showcases. He has taught and lectured for numerous high schools, colleges, and universities within the US and has taught/performed with his dance company within the US, Eastern Europe, and Western Europe. In Manhattan, he was on permanent faculty at Broadway Dance Center, Steps, Peridance Center, Ballet Arts, NDG, and Dance Space(now Dance New Amsterdam). He has also served as Acting Director of the Uptown Performance Series at The Bridge For Dance which was highlighted by The New York Times. During the summer, he teaches in NYC as well as directs the Southeast Dance Festival in Louisiana. He has an MFA in Dance & Choreography from George Washington University and a BA from Southeastern Louisiana University in Theater and Dance. He is currently an Instructor of Dance at Southeastern and serves as the Artistic Director and Faculty Advisor for Dance Performance Project.