Dayna Hanson

USA Oliver Fellow, 2010

Dancer, choreographer, musician, and dance filmmaker Dayna Hanson originally studied writing, but started dancing in 1987. From 1994–2006, she was the co-artistic director of 33 Fainting Spells, a dance theater company that toured throughout the U.S. and internationally. She has also created award-winning dance films and, from 1999–2003, was the co-curator of New Dance Cinema, an international dance film festival in Seattle. She has been working in Seattle for more than 20 years and now works independently.

Photo credit
We Never Like Talking About The End, 2006; photo credit Benjamin Kasulke

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography
  • 2009 Artist Trust Media Fellowship