curious. creative. driven

Hannah Andersen, MFA, is a dance artist, educator, and Pilates instructor. She received the 2017 "Doug Risner Prize for an Emerging Researcher" in the Journal of Dance Education. 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. 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 Gonzaga University, Allegheny College, and the North Star Ballet, AK, 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, and also 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. 

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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