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Dance Studio at Meany Hall

About bst 

bst is a residency designed to support local dance artists by offering the gift of space and time during the UW department of dance, “off,” times, when formal classes are not in session. bst offers the opportunity to experiment, make mistakes, revise ideas, and remain focused on the creative process without the pressure that accompanies commissioned works or performance deadlines. We have large, beautiful studios with or without mirrors and can provide sound system if necessary. We seek to support dance artists in the making of a new work and in the exploration of original ideas that may or may not culminate in a performance or methodology. We support innovative ideas while nurturing the vibrant Seattle dance community. Artists at all stages of their careers may apply.

In exchange, at some time in the following year artists are asked to give back to the undergraduate program. Examples include offering a workshop or servers of classes, or by creating or reimagining/ reconstructing a dance on our undergraduate students.

bst is not offering people classroom space, teaching space, or community based project space. The use of the studios should not generate revenue. It is meant for individual artists and companies to develop ideas.

bst is partially funded by Tim Summers. 


 Applications for the current school year are closed. 

Current Recipients: 

  • Alexander Ung
  • Corrie Befort 
  • Hannah Simmons
  • Heather Kravas

Past Recipients: 

  • Erica Badgeley
  • Alice Gosti 
  • Dayna Hanson
  • Jessica Jobaris
  • Angel 'Moonyeka' Langley
  • Kim Lusk
  • Ella Mahler
  • Michael O'Neal Jr. 
  • Coleman Pester & Ethan Folk 
  • Amber Willett
  • Petra Zanki