Betsy Fisher

Betsy Fisher

Betsy Fisher has performed and presented her choreography throughout the US, Europe and Asia. She joined the UHM faculty in 1994 where she is now a Professor of Dance. From 1991-94 she was the Senior Lecturer of Dance at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She was also a lecturer at the UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University. In 1990-91 Betsy was a Fulbright Scholar at The Theater Academy of Finland. A leading member of The Murray Louis Dance Company, 1980-88, she toured extensively, performed Off-Broadway, and in television and film productions internationally.

Betsy holds a Doctorate of Arts in Dance (the Theater Academy of Finland), an MA (NYU), and a BFA-Dance (The Juilliard School). Her published doctoral thesis is entitled Creating and Re-Creating Dance: Performing Dances Related to Ausdruckstanz. Her DVD entitled The German Lineage in Modern Dance: Wigman through Nikolais is available from Dancetime Publications.


Campus Recognitions: Arts and Humanities Excellence in Scholarship Award


Theatre & Dance Department Chair:  Fall 2016 - Summer 2019 (interim Spring 2015)