Sad News about a Valued Member of our Community

Boston Dance Alliance is saddened to report the death of Ina Hahn, who passed away from cancer on January 22 at the age of 86. Ina, who had studied and performed with Doris Humphrey and was a certified reconstructor of the Humphrey-Weidman repertory, was also a Broadway dancer whose credits included Can-Can, the King & I, Carousel, Plain & Fancy. She taught throughout the region, including at Dance Circle in Cambridge.

In 1967 she and her husband founded the facility that became Windhover Center for the Performing Arts in Pigeon Cove in Rockport. In 2011, she documented the Humphrey-Weidman tradition in a film, “A “New Dance for America”  You can see the promo and read some of Ina’s comments about the project here. 

Ina introducing Quarry Dance

She is survived by her two daughters, Lisa and Lauri,  two brothers and two grandchildren. A memorial service at Windhover is planned for May, and BDA will post information as we receive it.

A complete obituary from the Gloucester Times written by her daughter Lisa can be read here