GENENE WALLIS-MCGRATH is originally from Philadelphia, PA. She graduated with a BA in dance from Point Park University under the direction of Susan Stowe. Genene has over ten years of concert dance experience working with companies such as Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and a five year company member with METdance. During her time on stage she had the opportunity of permering works by Joe Celej, Autumn Eckman, Margot Gelber, Rosie Herrera, Jessica Hendricks, Kiesha Lalama, Kiki Lucas, Robbie Moore, Igal Perry, Joshua L. Peugh, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, and Mario Zambrano. In addition to world-premieres she has also performed repertoire works from Kyle Abraham, Camille A. Brown, Caleb Mitchell, Dwight Rhoden and Andrea Dawn Shelley. Genene feels incredibly lucky to have had touring opportunities while with METdance such as performing on the famous Inside/Out Stage at Jacob’s Pillow, Green Box Arts Festival, Dallas Dance Fest, Austin Dance Festival, and Spring to Dance (both with METdance and Missouri Contemporary Ballet.) Genene made her Houston Symphony debut in 2019. Genene is thrilled to be a founding member of Houston Contemporary for the 2019-2020 season.