Dasha Hamilton

Dasha Hamilton

Performance Artist

About Dasha Hamilton

Dasha Kelly Hamilton is a writer, performance artist and creative change agent. She has authored award-winning poetry, essays and fiction. A skilled engagement practitioner and an adjunct instructor, Dasha has even facilitated initiatives in Botswana, Mauritius and Beirut as an Arts Envoy for the U.S. Embassy. She is a mainstage storyteller and host with The Moth, an alum of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and Poet Laureate Emerita for both the City of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin. Dasha’s nationally-touring stage show, Makin’ Cake, serves audiences a unique conversation on race, class and equity. She also voices commercials and audiobooks. Dasha’s will release a poetry anthology this fall, A Line Meant, and two novels in 2025, Baker’s Dozen and a 10th anniversary reprint of Almost Crimson.