Hanna is a Charlotte-based aerialist and dancer. Growing up she studied everything from Irish Dance to classical ballet, but eventually found her movement soulmate in release technique, which she pursued hungrily at Northwest School of the Arts by day and Piedmont Dance Conservatory by night. In 2009, Hanna attended NC Governor's School at Salem College, where she first began to fall in love with choreographing pieces instead of merely embodying them. Her deep love of movement led Hanna to hook into the thriving indie arts scene right here in her hometown of Charlotte, by the grace of which Hanna has toured with NC Dance Festival, has been honored with a residency at Goodyear Arts (2015), and has had the very real pleasure of working with and learning from dozens of truly brilliant fellow artists in her community.
In a twist of almost-divine providence, Hanna found aerial after a severe and long-lingering ankle injury took her out of the dance circuit for the better part of 2016. What started as a method of sanity-preservation during her recovery rapidly became a deeply-rooted passion, and Hanna now spends the better part of her free time in the air. While lyra is her absolute forever apparatus bae, Hanna also holds silks, rope and sling near and dear to her beating heart.
When she isn't dancing or spinning around in the air, Hanna enjoys modeling, pretending to be a flow artist, and tending to her many, MANY plant babies.
Headshot By Shaun Hollingsworth.
Aerial By Daniel Clark Cunningham.