Hannah C. Wiley, Professor, Floyd & Delores Jones Endowed Chair in the Arts, received her Bachelor of Arts with a major in drama from the University of Washington in 1973 and her Master of Arts from New York University in 1981. From 1977 to 1987, she served on the faculty of Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts where she also chaired the Five College Dance Department, including the dance departments of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts. In 1987, she joined the UW faculty and served as director of the Dance Program until 2001. Hannah is founding artistic director of The Chamber Dance Company. From 1999 to 2003, she served as director of the UW Summer Arts Festival. Her research has been published in Dance Research Journal, Graduate Research Journal, Foot and Ankle, Impulse and the Chronicle of Higher Education.
UW Libraries is honored to provide access to the UW Chamber Dance Dance Company (CDC) Collection. This growing collection of unique dance footage is the product of the CDC's over 25 years of performing significant modern dance classics. To access the Collection, make an appointment by contacting us here. Click here to browse a list of CDC video titles available for viewing. [Banner images taken by Kozo]
The six-member Chamber Dance Company, composed of candidates for the Master of Fine Arts degree in dance at the University of Washington, is the first professional dance company to be in residence at the UW. Founded in 1990 by Hannah C. Wiley, the CDC has become a favorite of Seattle audiences. The CDC’s mission is to present and preserve works of historical and artistic significance. Each year’s program is selected for its educational as well as theatrical value.