Austin Hardy

MFA Candidate

Austin Hardy is a passionate local dance and performance artist, teacher and small-business owner based in Salt Lake City, Utah. His research interests and movement practice are a junction of physical performative art and the kinesthetic experience.

Having received a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah in 2015. He had the honor to perform in various choreographic works by: John Beasant III, “Cross Currents” Merce Cunningham Organization, Pamela Geber-Handman, and Eric Handman. Austin is an active freelance artist in the Salt Lake City community. Performing as a guest artist with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and most recently in RDT’s re-staging of Donald McKayle’s, Rainbow Round My Shoulder. Austin has directed and self-produced two evenings of dance; Nomad, and La Mela. In which he performed in choreographic works by Rebecca Aneloski and Stephen Koester. 

Austin has currently returned to the University of Utah’s, School of Dance as an MFA Modern Dance candidate. Serving as a University of Utah teaching assistant instructing various dance technique and movement creation courses. 

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