curious. creative. driven

Hannah Andersen, MFA, is a dance artist, educator, and Pilates instructor. She received the 2017 Doug Risner Prize for an Emerging Scholar in the Journal of Dance Education for her article “Somatics, Transfer Theory, and Learning: Six Case Studies.” Her research, teaching, and choreography are recognized by the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, National Dance Education Organization, Dance Science and Somatics Educators Group, and American College Dance Association. Hannah currently serves as the NW Regional Ambassador for the Dance Educators Association of Washington. Performance credits span regionally and nationally and include Bellingham Repertory Dance, It Must Have Been Violet Dance Productions, University of Oregon Repertory Dance Company, Michelle Boulé, the Seattle Opera, Wade Madsen, and Kraig “Bopi” Patterson. After receiving her BFA in Dance at WWU, she served on dance faculty at Whatcom Community College and Western Washington University from 2010-2014 before holding a Graduate Teaching Fellowship in the University of Oregon Department of Dance from 2014-2017. Guest artist residencies include Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Gonzaga University, Allegheny College, and the North Star Ballet, funded by Alaska State Council for the Arts. Hannah was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Award in the Department of Dance at University of Oregon, received the 2015-2016 UO Georgianne Teller-Singer Dean’s Fellowship for an Outstanding Dance Graduate Student, and the 2015 National Dance Education Organization’s Graduate Student Award. She currently serves on dance faculty at Whatcom Community College, performs, teaches, and choreographs with Bellingham Repertory Dance, and directs Hannah Andersen Dance. 

  • 2017 Doug Risner Prize  Journal of Dance Education

  • 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student in Dance  University of Oregon

  • 2015-2016 Teller-Singer Dean's Award University of Oregon

  • 2015 Graduate Student Award NDEO

  • 2014-2017 Graduate Teaching Fellow University of Oregon Dance

  • 2008 Gutchow Dance Scholarship Western Washington University 


choreography: AT Moffett, somebodies dance theater // photo credits: Pam Cressall, Tiffany Burke, Preston Hoffman