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Creative Dance

dancerThe Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness and Integrative Health Center offers Step Into Life: A Modern and Creative Dance Class for all HCI patients. It is offered Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on the sixth floor of the cancer hospital.

Step Into Life is a therapeutic dance experience for the mind, body, and spirit. It is open to patients of all ability levels. Instructors are from the University of Utah Tanner Dance Program.

About the Tanner Dance Program

MaryAnn Lee

MaryAnn Lee is the director of the Tanner Creative Dance Program and Children's Dance Theatre in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah, where she is also an Adjunct Associate Professor the Department of Modern Dance. She trained with Virginia Tanner and was a member of Children's Dance Theatre. She received master's degrees in dance and French from Mills College and the University of Cincinnati, respectively. She performed professionally with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company and Moveable Feast Dance Company in San Francisco and with the Contemporary Dance Theatre in Ohio. Ms. Lee was a dance specialist for the National Endowment for the Arts' Artists-in-Schools program and taught throughout the United States. She has been an invited guest teacher in China, Japan, The Netherlands, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, England, Finland, Canada, and Brazil. Ms. Lee continues to teach at the University of Utah in the Departments of Modern Dance and Education and in the Tanner Dance Program. She teaches throughout Utah, nationally, and internationally. This year Ms. Lee and Tanner Dance received the Governor's Award in the Arts.

Watch this video to learn more about MaryAnn and her life in dance.

MaryAnn Lee's Video Bio