Dawn Lane’s work has been performed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Unicorn Theatre, Boston Arts Academy, The Egg, Boston Conservatory and The Harman Center for the Arts. Her Award-winning humor has been funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the LEF Foundation and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. In 2007 she was honored by the Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education as a distinguished Dance Educator. She is one of three nationally chosen dance educators to teach Jacob's Pillow Curriculum in Motion™ residencies and professional development sessions for the Pillow.

She holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an M.Ed from Lesley University. In 1998 she founded The Moving Company, a mixed ability dance company for Community Access to the Arts (CATA), for which she has worked since 1995 and is currently Artistic Director. In 2008, she was honored as a distinguished alumni of MASSArt and was a Massachusetts Cultural Council Finalist in Choreography. In 2010, Dawn was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Fellowship for her choreography and a new work residency at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Her work was selected for the VSA International Arts Festival at The Kennedy Performing Arts Center in June 2010.

“…a diminutive bit of a dancer with a gigantic funny bone…”
Simon Wainrib, Berkshire Record

“…artfully constructed… liberated and expansive…”
Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

Awards and Honors

VSA Int'l Arts Festival Artist
Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 2010

Fellowship in Choreography
Massachusetts Cultural Council, 2010

Distinguished Alumni Award
Massachusetts College of Art & Design, 2008

Finalist in Choreography
Massachusetts Cultural Council, 2008

Distinguished Arts Educator in Dance
Mass. Alliance for Arts Education, 2007

Unsung Hero Award
Berkshire County, 2006

New England Artist Grant
LEF Foundation, 2004

Millennium Grant
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, 2000