2020 Solo Artist: Allie Hankins

Allie Hankins is a Portland-based dancer and performance maker. She is an inaugural member of FLOCK, a dance center and creative home to Portland’s experimental dance artists spearheaded by Tahni Holt, and in 2013 she co-founded Physical Education, a critical and casual cooperative comprised of herself, keyon gaskin, Taka Yamamoto, and Lu Yim. Physical Education hosts open reading groups and lectures, curates performances, and teaches workshops nationally.

Most recently, Allie has performed with Milka Djordjevich (LA), Morgan Thorson (Minneapolis), Julien Prévieux (Paris), and Ruairi Donovan (Ireland). Her recent pursuits include teaching step aerobics, her all-levels, queer-centric movement class TRANSCENDENTAEROBICOURAGE, and learning American Sign Language. She has been an Artist in Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, the Robert Rauschenberg Residency, the Wassaic Project, and she will be in residence at the Ucross Foundation in April 2020.

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