Dayna Hanson
Choreographer and Filmmaker
Seattle, WA
2010 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by Steven H. and Nancy K. Oliver.

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 through the U.S. and internationally. She has also created many 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 20 years and now works independently.
  • Artwork by Dayna Hanson
    We Never Like Talking About The End, 2006; photo credit Benjamin Kasulke
Artwork by Dayna Hanson