Dayna Hanson

County: King County




Fellowship Awards 2009
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Arts Innovator Award 2012
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Dayna Hanson is a choreographer, filmmaker, and multidisciplinary artist. Co-founder of dance theater company 33 Fainting Spells, Dayna’s work has been presented nationally and internationally since the early 1990’s. She is a 2010 United States Artists Oliver Fellow in Dance and a 2006 Guggenheim Fellow in Choreography. Her 2010 dance theater piece, Gloria’s Cause, was commissioned by On the Boards and toured nationally in 2011-12. Her first feature film, a hybrid narrative dance film called Improvement Club, will premiere in 2013. Dayna is currently at work on The Clay Duke, a new performance based on a Florida school board shooting. She was also awarded a 2013 CityArtist Project award to support the revision and remounting of a one-act play into a full-length script, and in April 2013 was chosen as Artist-in-Residence at Velocity Dance Center.

Dayna also received a Fellowship in 1996 and GAP Awards in 1990, 1995 and 2003 from Artist Trust.