annah has been a ballroom teacher and professional competitor since 2012. Two years later, Hannah made a big move to Orlando to focus on her dance career. With her new home at Dance It Studio, Hannah also teaches at workshops & schools around Orlando. She holds DVIDA certifications in both Smooth & Rhythm and is a member of the National Dance Council of America. She also holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electronic Media Communication with a concentration in Television Production. Before entering the ballroom dance world, Hannah danced primarily ballet, tap, and jazz. Modern dance has also been a huge influence in Hannah’s dance career as she studied under Kim Neal Nofsinger, Marsha Barsky, Erin Rehberg, and Madia Cooper. Hannah has had the pleasure of dancing in productions with guest artists like T. Lang, Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner, Holly Handman-Lopez, and Tina Marie Custer. Another one of Hannah’s passions has been dance photography and video, and she has been able to collaborate with Dance Theatre of Tennessee, Core Project Chicago, Shelter Repertory Theater, and Heritage Dance Project for many amazing mergers of the arts. Hannah has danced professionally in Smooth and Cabaret categories. She currently competes with her partner, Germine Amadis, in the cabaret category. She has had the pleasure of working with many world-class coaches including Michael Chapman, David Elkin, Tommy DiTommasso, Eric Luna & Georgia Ambarian, Nick Kosovich, Gary Pierce, Wendy Johnson, Eugene Katsevman, Felipe Telona, and many others who have greatly influenced Hannah’s movement and teaching style.
“I look forward to continuing my dance career. I hope to challenge myself and take pieces of everyone I coach with, collaborate with, and train with. I am a teacher, but I learn the best life lessons from my students. So many blessings have come to me through being a part of this, a large family I feel connected with, in the name of art.”