Doris Humphrey Photo

Doris Humphrey

Born: Oct 17, 1895

Death: Dec 29, 1958

Birthplace: Oak Park

Nationality: United States

Doris Humphrey

Date of Birth : Oct 17, 1895
Date of Death : Dec 29, 1958
Birth Place : Oak Park

Doris Batcheller Humphrey was a dancer and choreographer of the early twentieth century. Along with her contemporaries Martha Graham and Katherine Dunham, Humphrey was one of the second generation modern dance pioneers who followed their forerunners – including Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn – in exploring the use of breath and developing techniques still taught today. As many of her works were annotated, Humphrey continues to be taught, studied and performed.

Also known as

  • Doris Batcheller Humphrey

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
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