Hannah Andersen is a dance artist, educator, and Pilates Instructor. Her research and teaching are recognized by the National Dance Education Organization, International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, Dance Science and Somatics Educators Group, and American College Dance Association. Her performance credits span regionally and nationally with repertory companies and independent artists. After receiving her BFA in Dance, she started the dance program at Whatcom Community College in 2010, concurrently serving as adjunct faculty at Western Washington University until 2014. She attended graduate school as a Teaching Fellow in the University of Oregon Department of Dance from 2014-2017 where she taught Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Improvisation, Contact Improvisation and Anatomy of Human Movement, a general science course.
Outstanding Graduate Student Award in the Department of Dance. 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. Recently, she has served as guest artist at Gonzaga University, and the North Star Ballet, AK, fully grant funded by Alaska State Council for the Arts and the NEA. She is a comprehensively certified Pilates instructor through Balanced Body University completing continuing education in CoreAlign, and several somatic practices. Both her curiosity and understanding of movement inform her approach to individual sessions and group classes. She is returning to Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA to serve on dance faculty, and will be performing and choreographing once again with Bellingham Repertory Dance. Visit Hannah’s website at: hannahandersendance.com