Dawn Springer featured on Radio Milwaukee’s Uniquely Milwaukee podcast

Submitted photo courtesy of Radio Milwaukee

Dawn Springer (Teaching Faculty I, Dance) was recently featured by Radio Milwaukee for her exploration of ballet traditions and gender norms through her project, “Step of Two.” 

Springer’s choreography, which featured former Milwaukee Ballet dancers Itzel Hernandez and Anna Hidalgo, showcases two females performing a deconstructed version of the classical ballet piece Pas de Deux. She was interviewed on an episode of Radio Milwaukee’s podcast “Uniquely Milwaukee.” 

Springer has created dances for acclaimed artists such as Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National) and has been published by numerous publications, most recently in the “Perspectives on American Dance: The New Millennium” anthology through the University Press of Florida. 

Read more about Springer’s recent work and listen to the full podcast on Radio Milwaukee

Reporting by Jason McCullum ’25