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. She has performed with Bellingham Repertory Dance Company, 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 Community College to teach this fall, and thrilled to rejoin the Bellingham Repertory Dance Company!
A W A R D S
2017 Outstanding Graduate Student in Dance, University of Oregon
2015-2016 Teller-Singer Dean's Award, University of Oregon
2015 & 2016 Graduate Research Funding, University of Oregon
2015 Graduate Student Award, National Dance Education Organization
Graduate Teaching Fellowship 2014-2017, University of Oregon
Professional Development Award 2013, Whatcom Community College
Gutchow Dance Scholarship 2008, Western Washington University
choreography by appearance: somebodies dance theater, AT Moffett, Wade Madsen, Lauren Edson, Michelle Boulé, Erinn Crosby Dirth, Susan Haines, Talani Torres.
photo credits: Pam Cressall, Dakota Bouher, Nolan Alan McNally, Jordan Andersen, Susan Haines