Cara Hagan

Cara Hagan (Greensboro, NC) is a dance artist whose work has been described as multi-cultural, multi-dimensional and full of exuberance. She enjoys collaborating with artists of other genres to make intimate performance experiences, dance films and community-oriented works. Since graduation from the UNC Shcool of the Arts in 2005, Ms. Hagan's work has been seen on stage, on film, and in educational settings across the USA and abroad. In recent years, Cara has had the pleasure of conducting artists residencies at community centers like the Enrichment Center of Winston-Salem, academic institutions such as Salem College and NC State University, and at private dance programs, such as the NC State Ballet. In addition, she has received recognition for her work through a 2009 NC Dance Alliance Fellowship Award, a 2010 Regional Artists Grant from the Forsyth County Arts Council and two Best Short Film Awards from the Indie Grits Film Festival and the Foursite Film Festival for her short dance film "Two Downtown." In 2011, she was awarded a Graduate Scholar Award from the 6th Annual Arts in Society Conference in Berlin, where she gave a workshop entitled "How Did I Get Here: An Exploration of the Web of Memory, Journey and Arrival." Cara is on faculty at High Point University, where she is implementing the curriculum for a new Dance Minor program under the umbrella of the Department of Theater.

Photo by Steve Clarke