Betsy Cooper is Dean of The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. From 2001-2015 she taught at the University of Washington, where she directed the Dance Program and served as Divisional Dean of Arts. She has performed with classical and contemporary companies nationally and abroad, including Makarova & Company, Matthew Nash Music & Dance, Nationaltheater Mannheim, and most recently with Seattle Dance Project. Cooper holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Washington and a BA from Yale University. She is very excited to be returning to the WMSDF this year.