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Dawn Springer

Senior Lecturer, Dance

Education

MFA, Dance, Hollins University
BFA, Contemporary Dance, University of North Carolina

Biography

Dawn Springer is an independent choreographer and performer who grew up in the Midwest. 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’s Out of Space, Mt. Tremper Arts, The Chocolate Factory, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Body Blend at Dixon Place, The Philly Fringe,The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, Progressive Arts Network, Aunts Is Dance, University Settlement, Ur’s former dance palace in Brooklyn, the 2012 Pop Up Performance Series at One Arm Red in Brooklyn, and the 2011 Performance Mix Festival at Dixon Place.

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. Her thesis performance at the ADF was called "a standout" in Durham's Independent Weekly.

Prior to earning her MFA, Dawn studied on scholarship at the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts. She received her high school diploma at UNCSA with a concentration in Ballet and completed her BFA in Contemporary Dance.

Her choreography has been performed by students at the University of Maryland College Park, Dickinson College, Hollins University, and the University of the Arts (Pre-College Summer Intensive). She has given guest lectures and classes at the American Dance Festival, The Ailey School, Dance New Amsterdam, University of the Arts, UNCSA, Beloit College, MIT, and Muhlenberg College (ADCF), among others.

She has performed internationally with a variety of choreographers, most recently with Helen Simoneau Danse.