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. What better way to serve artists in their desire to become teaching artists and support them in their creative process as well.”

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-four 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 has received the Tennessee Association of Dance Outstanding Dance Education and Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship awards, and she was honored to present her brain-based dance teachings at Luna Dance Institute’s Dance and the Brain conference. She is a member of NDEO (National Dance Education Organization) and is on the board of the Kinetic Awareness Center in New York City. Recently, she was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Alum of the UNCG Dance Program, and received two grants from Causeway to create curriculums that address social needs through the arts. Since August 2015, she has been actively creating, researching, designing, and directing Full Circle TAP (Teaching Artists Program).

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