Originally from Oak Park, IL, Hannah began training at the Academy of Movement & Music before furthering her development at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, the American Dance Festival, The Cambrians, and London Contemporary Dance School. She received a BFA in Dance and a minor in Performing Arts Management & Entrepreneurship from the University of Michigan, graduating in 2020 as a recipient of the Earl V. Moore Award.
Hannah has performed works by notable choreographers such as Rosie Herrera, Shannon Gillen, Ohad Naharin, Shay Kuebler, and Meredith Monk. In 2018, she was invited by Taiwan-based Laro Chien to research a new work at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival for the inaugural Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellows program. She went on to collaborate with FluxFlow Dance Project under the direction of Russell Lepley the following summer in Columbus, OH.
Her performance work has been presented at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Lumber Studios, Elastic Arts, DanceWorks Chicago’s DanceChance, the Betty Pease Studio Theater, Northcenter Town Square, The Place (London), and through Dovetail's 3for3 Creative Residency. In a project over the summer of 2020, Hannah worked with a team of seven architectural designers and musicians on a digital & live performance series, Staging Place, that took shape synchronously across two neighboring cities in Michigan. Upon moving back to Chicago in 2021, she joined House of DOV (dir. Drew Lewis) and Hedwig Dances, the latter of which brought her to Dessau, Germany for Bauhaus Fest 2022.
In addition to Hannah's creative work, she has supported numerous arts organizations in administrative and production capacities, continuing to deepen her interests in artistic engagement and envision a future in arts management.
Keep up with her on Instagram at @hanmar3!
Photo by Golden Lyt Photography