Donna Uchizono

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Donna Uchizono
Born US Army Base, Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Choreographer, Dancer, Performer
Years active 1983 - present

Donna Uchizono is an American choreographer.

Life and career[edit]

Donna Uchizono was born on a US Army Base in Tokyo, Japan, and grew up in Southern California. In California she danced with the dance companies of Jeff Slayton and Dancers and Lynn Dally and Dancers. While dancing with Jeff Slayton and Dancers, she received a B.A. in Dance from California State University, Long Beach, California. In 1986, Uchizono moved to New York City where she lives and works. She made her choreographic debut in 1988, and her work has been noted for "its wit, speed and spicy movement."[1]

Since 1980 Uchizono has worked as a teacher in workshops in the U.S., Europe, and South America. She also appears at festivals and serves as guest choreographer at universities and colleges. Uchizono is the artistic director and teaches in the New Media Art & Performance MFA program at Long Island University. She was a founding member and serves on the Artist Advisory Board at Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, where she also served as chair from 1990-1995. In 1990 she established the Donna Uchizono Company dedicated to dance performance, where she serves as artistic director.[2]

Honors and awards[edit]


Selected works include:

  • 2013 Fire Underground
  • 2005 Hug
  • 2003 Butterflies from my Hand
  • 2002 Low
  • 1999 Invitados
  • 1998 State of Heads
  • 1995 quietly goes a giant jane
  • 1994 Iron Wings
  • 1993 A Sage Passage
  • 1990 San Andreas


  1. ^ George, Laurel (1998). George Marcus, ed. Corporate Futures: The Diffusion of the Culturally Sensitive Corporate Form. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. p. 314. 
  2. ^ "Artistic Director Bio". Retrieved 13 January 2012. 

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