Doris Hudson de Trujillo is a full Professor in the Department of Dance and currently serves as the department Chair. She has successfully integrated a career as a professional performing artist, choreographer, artistic director, scholar, administrator, and pedagogue.
Doris had an extensive national and international performance career as a member of the acclaimed Ririe- Woodbury Dance Company. The six years she toured with the company has influenced her focus in performance, and creative research as well as dance pedagogy. As a prolific choreographer, master teacher, and scholar Doris has presented her choreographic work, research, master classes, and workshops throughout the United States, South Africa, Scotland, and Spain. She is an independent artist/ teacher and the director of her own company, Hudson-Trujillo & Company. Her choreographic works have been featured in New York at the American Dance Guild Performance Festival, the Ririe- Woodbury’s Detour Concert, Equilibrium Concert and Momentum Concert, the Utah Arts Festival, the Houston Dance Gallery Festival, the Next Wave Festival, as well as at the Professional Conservatory of Dance in Madrid and Cordoba, Spain.
As a Co-Artistic Director of Contemporary DANCEWORKS Doris was awarded significant grants through the Utah Arts Council and Utah State Legislature to provide performances, outreach, and teacher training in the Utah K-6 schools. She was instrumental as Co-Director of the Sundance Children’s Festival in securing grants from the Utah Legislative RFP. Her most recent and prestigious grant at UVU, in collaboration with Nichole Ortega and Monica Campbell, awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts was the Challenge American Grant for the “Celebrated Voices Festival”. “Celebrated Voices” brought artists and educators from throughout the United States and Spain to UVU for community performances and outreach to the secondary schools of the Wasatch Front.
Doris served as the Dance Consultant to the Utah State Office of Education Fine Arts Team, from 1995-2010. In that capacity she facilitated the writing and editing of the dance curriculum for the K-12 schools and directed the statewide in-service workshops and conferences for teachers. She served as the President of the Utah Dance Education Organization, and as an artist/educator on the Utah Arts Council, Artists in Education Bank. Doris created and directed UVU’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble a pre-professional modern dance company for the Department of Dance, and was the founder and director of UVU’s Arts in Education Conference. Doris has received the BYU’s Department of Dance Alumni Award in 2000, The UVU Faculty Senate Teaching Excellence Award in 2011, and the UVU School of Arts Deans Award for Creative Scholarship in 2013.