Celebrate the Career of Penny Hutchinson

Penny Hutchinson

Saturday, May 7, 2022

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Alumni Tea Reception
7:30 p.m.
Dance In Concert 2022 Optional Performance

WWU Performing Arts Center
Inner Lobby

Alumni Tea Reception Free
Dance in Concert $13-$16 (must purchase separately)


Brought to you by:
College of Fine and Performing Arts: Dance Program
WWU Alumni Association

Join us to celebrate Penny Hutchinson's contributions to Dance at WWU and beyond at a tea party in her honor, followed by the 7:30 p.m. performance of Dance In Concert, featuring choreography by Penny, the Dance faculty, and guest artist Liz Gerring!

Penny came to WWU after a lengthy international performance career as a founding member of the Mark Morris Dance Group. She has shared her knowledge of the professional field of dance to inspire future generations of dance artists. Her legacy of performance, choreography, and teaching has reached countless students in the PNW and beyond. Come and share your stories, connect with other alums, and meet current students as we celebrate Penny's long career in dance.

To commemorate Penny's contributions to Dance at Western Washington University, please consider making a donation in her honor to support dance majors attending master classes and workshops in the PNW and New York City, the dance capitol of the world and Penny’s home away from home.

Current WWU Dance students will be signing garden tags for Penny. If you would like to bring a plant, we will be giving the tags and plants to Penny for her garden!

Beautiful potted flowers in a garden on a sunny day.

Unable to Attend?

If you are unable to attend and would like to make a gift in honor of Penny, please click here.

Penny Hutchinson, Assoc. Professor

Penny, a native of Seattle, attended the Juilliard School. She was a founding member of the Mark Morris Dance Group, 1980-1992 and was in Brussels from 1988-1991, when MMDG was in residence at Theatre de la Monnaie. In 1990 she received a New York Dance and Performance Award, BESSIE. In addition to teaching at the University of Washington, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and other MMDG workshops, Hutchinson has taught at Ulm Theatre Ballet (Joachim Schlomer-dir.), NYU Tisch School of the Arts, South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore), University of Montana, Academy of Modern Dance (Chennai, India),and Sports Hojskole, (Denmark).

Questions and Accommodations

Contact Erin Emry or Susan Haines at erin.emry@wwu.edu or susan.haines@wwu.edu if you have any questions or comments.

Advance notice for disability accommodations and special needs is greatly appreciated. Please indicate your special needs on the registration form.

Parking and COVID Information

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No special COVID rules are in place for the WWU Performing Arts Center. Masks are encouraged for those who prefer to wear one.