Nancy Van Ness is the founder and director of the American Creative Dance group in New York City. A life-long modern dancer in her 60s, Nancy has studied with one of the greatest maestros of tango in Buenos Aires and was cast as the female lead in Tango Passion, a romantic comedy set in a tango salon. Nancy innovated an avant garde system of dance and musical accompaniment for her company. The troupe's dance work requires performers to be creators, using their own bodies to make art; they do not perform dance classics. She has performed in numerous venues around the world. Nancy is also very active in the international peace movement and hopes to see an end to global militarization in her lifetime.