University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Dawn Springer


Dawn SpringerDawn Springer is an independent choreographer and dance artist. She was based in the New York City area from 2002-2012. In 2013, she moved to Milwaukee, WI to create her artistic home base. Her choreography has been presented through out New York City and beyond, including Danspace Project, Mt. Tremper Arts Festival, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Body Blend at Dixon Place, The Philly Fringe,The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Progressive Arts Network, Aunts Is Dance, The Wild Project, the 2012 Pop Up Performance Series at One Arm Red in Brooklyn, the 2011 Performance Mix Festival, The Congress on Research in Dance Global Feminisms Conference, The Taubman Museum of Art and Danceworks' annual Art to Art Festival in Milwaukee. She was an Artist-in-Residence for two years at the University of Maryland College Park, and has been on faculty at The American Dance Festival, Dickinson College, the University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Intensive, Beloit College, and The Ailey School. Her choreography has been honored by the American College Dance Festival. Her writing has been published in the Movement Research Performance Journal, Love Dance More, and presented by the Society of Dance History Scholars. Her recent essay on NFL touchdown dances will be published in 2014 by the University Press of Florida Dance in American Culture Anthology. She was a member of the first graduating class of the Hollins University/American Dance Festival MFA Program under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. Prior to earning her MFA, Dawn studied on scholarship at the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts. She has performed internationally with a number of choreographers, most recently with Helen Simoneau Danse.

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