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Jazz Dance; Lecturer

Adrienne Hawkins holds a BA in Education from Arizona State University and a MFA in Dance from Connecticut College.

Ms. Hawkins has been Artistic Director of Impulse Dance Company of Boston for over thirty years. She is also co-artistic director of Bass Line-Motion, a music theater, poetry and dance group exploring spirituality, identity & social issues.

Adrienne Hawkins
Ms. Hawkins has won numerous choreography grants; she has set choreography on the National Ballet of Iceland Repertory, Ballet Plus (Denmark), Dance Express (Denmark) Northwest Florida Ballet, Portland Ballet, Rainbow Tribe and over 70 works on Impulse Dance Company.  She has choreographed rock musicals, music videos, commercials and industrials.  Ms Hawkins has taught Jazz throughout Europe, Japan, Australia, and the Caribbean.

Ms. Hawkins has taught at The Harvard summer Dance Program and The American Dance Festival in Connecticut, North Carolina and Japan. She has been a guest artist at numerous colleges in the US including Harvard, Mt. Holyoke, UMass Amherst, The Boston Conservatory, Boston University, Connecticut College, Stonehill College, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and Dean College. She presently teaches at Boston Ballet, Codman Academy Charter High School, Dancing Arts Center (a performing arts school), The Dance Inn, and Stonehill College.

Ms. Hawkins also performs, does community service on various boards of directors, such as the Boston Dance Alliance, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and The Strand Theater, and guest teaches throughout the United States .

Appointed 2011

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