Dawn Lane


Dawn Lane has been choreographing dance and movement events professionally since 1980. Lane is a founding artist for Jacob’s Pillow Curriculum in Motion® residencies, a model that draws upon K-12 curriculum as a source for kinetic learning and student driven choreography. Her Pillow work at Becket Washington Elementary school began in 1993. She is also the Artistic Director of Community Access to the Arts (CATA), where she directs The Moving Company, a company of dancers with and without disabilities. In addition to her work as an Artist Educator with Curriculum in Motion®, Lane has served as Artist Faculty for Days in the Arts (DARTS), a partnership with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for over 20 years. Her company has performed on Inside/Out, as well as participated in two Creative Development Residencies. She is also an alumna of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Lane is the recipient of many awards, which include a Massachusetts Cultural Council choreography fellowship, a distinguished alumnus award from Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and Outstanding Arts Educator Award from Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education. Lane is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art & Design (BFA) and Lesley University (MEd). Her choreography has been funded by Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award Initiative, The Martha Boschen Fund, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Mid Atlantic Arts Council, LEF Foundation, Cottonwood Foundation, and VSA Arts International.