Halie Bahr

Permanent Press - Kym McDaniel
photo: Kym McDaniel
Saudade (2018) E’lise Jumes, Photo: Paul Montano
photo: Hannah Hamalian

Halie Bahr (she/hers) is a choreographer, performer and educator currently based in Salt Lake City, Utah. She holds a BFA in Contemporary Performance & Choreography from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, graduating Summa Cum Laude (2015). She has presented work at The Soap Factory, Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, Zenon Dance, and Gamut Gallery in Minneapolis. She has performed and presented work nationally in venues such as The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Milwaukee Art Museum (Milwaukee), Sugar Space Arts Warehouse (Salt Lake City), Chicago Fringe Festival (Chicago), Southern Vermont Dance Festival (Brattleboro), Brine Dance (Salt Lake City), and Danceworks DanceLab (Milwaukee). She has danced in works by Merce Cunningham, Leyya Mona Tawil, April Sellers Dance Collective, Danceworks Performance Company, Wildspace Dance Company, Jagged Moves, and Your Mother Dances. Along with making dances, Bahr has served as a Rehearsal Director for dances created by Anouk van Dijk, Darrell Grand Moultrie, and Lauren Edson.

In addition to dance, Bahr has acted and performed in experimental films by Kym Mcdaniel, which have screened internationally at the Echo Park Film Center (Los Angeles), the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts (Milwaukee), Cellular Cinema (Minneapolis), R.E.D. International Dance Film Festival (Norway), and the FIVC International Videodance Festival (Chile). Within academic contexts, Bahr has performed in works by Trisha Brown, Stephan Koplowitz, Rebecca Stenn, Sarah Weber Gallo, Luc Vanier, Elizabeth Johnson, and Maria Gillespie. Bahr is a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysts (CLMA), and is currently pursuing her MFA in Modern Dance at the University of Utah.

Current Collaborating Artists 

The work I make wouldn’t be possible without those who joined me in the studio. 

Nora Lang

Xochitl Marquez

Aileen Norris

Previous Collaborators 

Eliza Tappan. Severin Sargent-Catterton. Rachel Clark. Emma Call. Hannah Fischer. Lexi Hauck. Ali Lorenz. Kym McDaniel. Nora Henriksen. Marissa Jax. Maria Tordoff. Amelia Morris. Mikell Melius. Lucia Webb. Emily Bartsch. Nicole Spence. Miranda Zielinski.