curious. creative. driven

Hannah Andersen, MFA, is a dance artist, educator, and Pilates instructor. 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. In addition to being a Season 8 Bellingham Repertory Dance alum, she has performed with It Must Have Been Violet Dance Productions, University of Oregon Repertory Dance Company, Michelle Boulé (NY), the Seattle Opera, Susan Haines, Wade Madsen, and Kraig “Bopi” Patterson. After receiving her BFA in Dance at WWU, she served on faculty at Whatcom Community College and Western Washington University from 2010-2014 before attending graduate school as a Teaching Fellow in the University of Oregon Department of Dance from 2014-2017. Recently, she has served as guest artist at Gonzaga University, Allegheny College, and the North Star Ballet, AK, fully grant funded by Alaska State Council for the Arts and the NEA. Upon receiving her MFA, Hannah was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Award in the Department of Dance at University of Oregon. She also received the 2015-2016 UO Georgianne Teller-Singer Dean’s Fellowship for an Outstanding Dance Graduate Student with additional support from the UO Dance Research Fund, and the 2015 National Dance Education Organization’s Graduate Student Award. She is returning to Whatcom to teach this fall, and thrilled to rejoin Bellingham Repertory Dance as a dancer, choreographer, and core administrative member. Photo by Nolan McNally)

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2017 Doug Risner Prize Awardee 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 National Dance Education Organization

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