Hanna Satterlee is a NEST-elligible choreographer, dancer, performer and director currently based in Vermont.
Award-winning interdisciplinary choreographer who encourages individual expression within a collective experience. Organized, upbeat and dedicated facilitator known for servant leadership in inspiring community engagement. Aptitude for directing interdisciplinary collaborations in works for stage, site and film. Adaptable and diligent with creative administrative and production skills.
2013-16 - MFA/Interdisciplinary Art, Dance Focus. Goddard College. Awarded the Pearl Fund Scholarship for dedication to artistic development. Plainfield VT & Port Townsend WA.
2002-06 - BA in Dance & Psychology, Dance Therapy Concentration. Goucher College. Towson MD.
Phi Beta Kappa & Magna Cum Laude.
Semester abroad at the University of Ghana. (2005)
Brazilian Dance Intensive, Rio de Janeiro. (2004)
Dance Therapy Internship in the Children and Adult Psychiatric Wards, Methadone Clinic, and all-male Prison at Bellevue Hospital, New York NY. (2003)
SELECTED PERFORMANCE FOR STAGE
2017-18 - “Voice and Vessel” Co- Director, Interdisciplinary Collaborative Project. Created as the SEED Grant Recipient from the Vermont Performance Lab, VT, in partnership with Studio 303, Montréal, Canada. Grant Support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Vermont Community Foundation and the New England Foundation for the Arts. Maine, Canada and VT.
2012-2017 - “Co-Lab 1: The People Gallery” & “To Sit or Not to Sit” Co-Director and Contributing Choreographer, Commissioned Works by the Montpelier Movement Collective. Grant support from Vermont Arts Council. Various VT locations.
2013-16 - “ANIMAL” Artistic Director and Performer, 15 Multidisciplinary Performance Offerings with Staged Premiere at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. Funding from the Vermont Arts Council/NEA, and the Montpelier Community Fund. Various Locations in VT.
SELECTED PERFORMANCE FOR FILM
Jan 2021 - “Glimpses” Artistic Director, Independent Short Film. With residency support from Next Stage Arts and Sun Hill Farm in Putney VT. Filmed in Truro MA.
Sept 2020 - “The Activation” Movement Director and Concept Collaborator, Collaborative Independent Short Film. Montpelier VT.
Aug 2020 - “Movement and Music Meditation” Choreographer and Dancer, Collaborative Independent Short Film. Charlotte VT.
2018- 20 - “Float” Artistic Director, Stage Work altered into Three Shorts due to COVID-19. Support from New England Foundation for the Arts’ New England Dance Fund & Vermont Community Foundation’s Arts Endowment Fund. Various VT locations.
2018 - “Hold Your Horses” Choreographer and Dancer, Josh Panda Band Music Video. Burlington VT.
2016-17 - “Seasonal Dance Poems” Artistic Director, Triptych Film Series. Created with support from: Vermont Arts Council’s Creation Grant, Goddard College’s Alumni Arts Grant and New England Foundation for the Arts’ New England Dance Fund. Various VT locations.
2016 - “Birch” Choreographer, Award-winning Independent Film by Paisley Walsh. Montpelier VT.
2016 - “In the Longest of Days” Choreographer and Dancer, EdenSong Music Video. Windsor VT.
2012 - “Brujo” Actress and Dancer, Stock Footage Films Feature-Length Film. Chelsea VT.
SELECTED PERFORMANCE FOR SITE
Nov 2020 - “Appear” Director, Participatory Dance Ceremony created with members of the Loom Ensemble while in residence at the Art Monastery Project. Springfield VT.
2019 & 20 - “Garden Dances” Artistic Director, Immersive Performance for Horsford Gardens. Charlotte VT.
2011-16 - “THE SPACE WE MAKE” Collaborative Artist, Multimedia Site-Specific Interdisciplinary Performance. Upper Jay Arts Center, New York NY.
2011-12 - “Dear Pina,” Choreographic Partner, Ensemble Member and Featured Soloist. Site work in The Breeding Barn at Shelburne Farms. Shelburne VT.
2018-Present - “The Quarry Project” Company Dancer, Large-scale site work at the Wells Lamson Quarry. Barre VT. Premiere August 2022.
2016-Present - “Sing Out The Flesh” & “Bone Hooks” Solo and Group Performer, Immersive Dance Performances by Murmurations Site Dance Company. Burlington VT.
August, 2020 - “Forget Me Not” Dancer, Award-winning Short Film by Andreas John. Montpelier VT.
July, 2020 - “Vile and Sweet” Actress & Dancer, StarPilot Productions Feature-Length Film. Charlotte VT.
2019-20 - "They Say A Lady Was The Cause Of It” Contributing Performer, Contemporary Dance Theater Opera by ERGO Movement. Burlington VT.
2011-18 - “[radical] signs of life” Performer, Multi- media performance using the Xth sense technology featuring Double Vision dance company. EMPAC Theater, Troy NY.
2012-13 - “Everyone Can Dance” Core Group Leader & Performer, Community-based Performance Project by Big Action Performance Ensemble (BIG APE). Various VT Locations.
2010-2012 - “Disposable Goods” Performer, Performance for Stage by BIG APE. Shepardstown WV, Potsdam NY and Warren VT.
2016 - Present - Founder and Executive Director, Vermont Dance Alliance, a Statewide Non-profit Organization. Vermontdance.org
2021 - Present Adjunct Faculty, Northern Vermont University Interdisciplinary Studies Dept. Virtual.
2017-Present - Teaching Artist, Studio Teacher & FlynnSpace House Manager, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Burlington VT.
2018-20 - Teaching Artist, Community Engagement Lab. Public schools throughout VT.
2012-13 & ‘16-17 - Adjunct Faculty & Guest Artist Teacher, The University of Vermont Dance Department. Burlington VT.
2010-15 - Director of Professional Programming, Studio Teacher & Artistic Director for Teen Jazz Dance Company, Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio. Montpelier VT.
CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING
2019 - Trauma-informed Restorative Yoga Certification, BodyWise Institute at Sangha Studio. Burlington VT.
2018 - Nonprofit Management Certificate Course. Marlboro College. Marlboro VT.
2017 - Yin Yoga and the Koshas Certification, Laughing River. Burlington VT.
2011-12 - Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2, GPA 4.0. Community College of Vermont. Montpelier VT.
2007 - Vinyasa Yoga Certification, Laughing Lotus College of Yoga. San Francisco CA.
2018 + 2019 - Lion’s Jaw Festival, Production Assistant and Student. Awarded an Artist Development Grant from the Vermont Council for 2018 festival. Cambridge MA.
2015 - Impulstanz Festival, Selected as an ATLAS Choreographer. Awarded an Artist Development Grant from the Vermont Council of Art for travel and attendance. Vienna Austria.
2002, 2004-11, 2016 - Bates Dance Festival, Counselor and Student. Lewiston ME.
2015 & 16 - FRESH Dance Festival, Director’s Assistant and Participant. San Francisco CA.