About Ann Law
“After many years of intense teaching, reflection, and research, I realized that I was sitting on information important to artists of all disciplines. Through my passions of collaboration, creativity, and experiential learning, I decided to develop an arts teaching practice that includes taking risks, supporting the space for others to create, experiencing new joys in learning, and scaffolding every moment inside lots of surprises. Creating Full Circle TAP (Teaching Artists Program) takes a safe environment and time. What better way to serve artists in their desire to become teaching artists!”
Ann Law is an improvisational dancer, choreographer/director, dance educator and arts activist. She is co-artistic director of Contemporary Performing Arts of Chattanooga (CoPAC) and founder of Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga, Tennessee. For the past twenty-two years she has cultivated thoughtful audiences and built a strong community in art activism.
Law received her BA in Dance from Mills College and her MA in Dance Education from UNCG. She is a certified Pilates and Kinetic Awareness instructor and maintains a private practice at 1320 Dodds in Chattanooga. She has received the Tennessee Association of Dance Outstanding Dance Education and Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship awards, and recently, she was honored with presenting her brain-based dance teachings in Berkeley, California at the Dance and the Brain conference. In 2014, she was honored to join the National Water Dance Project using its format to strengthen and build the dance community in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She is a member of NDEO (National Dance Education Organization) and is on the board of the Kinetic Awareness Center in New York City. Since August 2015, she has been actively developing and designing Full Circle TAP (Teaching Artists Program). During this time she has also sought out two very distinct dance educators (Anne Green Gilbert founder of the BrainDance and Dr. Sue Stinson at University of North Carolina at Greensboro) to support her professional growth.