Chris Aiken

Associate Professor of Dance and Director of M.F.A. in Dance

Chris Aiken

Contact & Office Hours

47 Belmont Avenue #301

413-585-3241

Education

M.F.A., University of Illinois-Urbana

B.A., Brandeis University

Biography

Chris Aiken is an internationally recognized teacher and performer of dance improvisation and contact improvisation. He has received numerous awards for his artistic work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Bush Foundation Fellowship, funding from the Jerome Foundation and commissions from the Walker Art Center, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, Bates Dance Festival and the National Performance Network. He teaches and performs internationally on his own and with his collaborator, Angie Hauser. Aiken teaches improvisation, contact improvisation, contemporary dance technique and theory as well as the science of dance, somatics and choreography.