Hannah Jane Frederick, originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is extremely well versed in multiple genres of dance and has been visible in the New York City arts community for the past nine years. They are an ever-evolving contemporary choreographer whose mission is to strengthen human connection and inspire honesty and integrity through dance.
Since moving to New York, Hannah has been fortunate enough to expand their dance knowledge through a variety of prestigious programs including Broadway Dance Center’s Intern Scholarship Program (now the Professional Semester), Luam’s “Rock the Industry,” and Calen Kurka and Chris Hale’s “Pushing Progress.” Additionally, Hannah has had the privilege of assisting and training under some of the greats such as Sheila Barker, Derek Mitchell, and Cat Cogliandro. Through these connections, and others, they have been seen performing in high profile festivals like Carnival, Sirens After Dark, Sybarite, and the Capezio ACE Awards, to name a few.
As a choreographer, Hannah’s work has been presented in countless festivals and showcases on reputable stages all over New York City. At venues such as the Highline Ballroom, Symphony Space, and the Salvatore Peridance Capezio Theatre, they have featured work in the 2016 and 2017 Pushing Progress Showcase Series, Jared Grime's "Run the Night", Sybarite "Love is Love", Jennifer Muller's "Hatch" Series, and Shelly Hutchinson's "Giving Tree” and “New York Moves” benefits. Furthermore, Hannah was the featured Opening Number choreographer at the PULSE on Tour’s 2017 Final Gala in Las Vegas. They currently have several works in progress that can be viewed at shows throughout New York.
Presently, Hannah is a full-time faculty member at Broadway Dance Center, teaching weekly open classes, as well as occasionally sharing their abilities with BDC’s Children and Teen Program. They are a guest faculty member at Peridance and Millennium Dance Complex, and they spent a season as a resident faculty member for the touring convention Artistic Dance Exchange.
Hannah is a nationally and internationally recognized instructor and choreographer. When they are not teaching weekly at local studios in the New England area, they travel throughout and outside of the U.S. teaching master classes and choreographing. Most recently, they spent time in Israel at Nadine Bommer Animato Dance Theater in Rishon Le Zion and the 2017 Movement Dance Festival in Eilat.
Hannah Jane has a heart not only for choreography and instruction, but also for those they are able to reach and connect with. Hannah’s intentions lie in creating a space that feels safe for people to share, grow, and dissect their personal journeys, stories, and emotions. Their objective is to encourage and support all voices in being recognized, heard, and seen. They believe in sharing a perspective that we are all capable of co-existing in a place of empathy, commonality, and kindness. They believe that art is an important catalyst and container for this mission, and they continue striving to uphold the integrity of this.