Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Hanna Satterlee

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)



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.



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. 



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. 


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. 



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.

I Have Worked With

  • November 2017

    Core performer in Murmuration Dance's site specific immersive performance "When Women Were Birds," Bread and Butter Farm, Shelburne Vermont, 2017.

    Currently in rehearsal for a 2019  site specific immersive performance titled "Skeleton Woman."

  • September 2016

    ·      Began as a founding Vermont company member in 2010.

    Performer/collaborator in “[radical] signs of life,” at EMPAC (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY): a  multi-media performance using the Xth sense technology. “[radical]” was modified for performances at Shelburne Farms’ “Mini Maker’s Faire,” and Dibdon Theater at Johnson State College (VT).

    ·       Performer in Double Vision repertoire at CD&FS and The Phantom Theater (VT), the RAW Festival (NY, NY), and during the DanceFest Vermont! performance at the Spruce Peak performing arts center, Stowe Vermont. 

    * Hired for new performance September 2016 in Burlington Vermont

  • September 2016

    Perofrmer in "Between Land and Water," a site specific performance at Burlington Vermont's waterfront, with over 40 performers creating a multi-sensory experience of the lake and the Sailing Center.


  • NEFA Grantee
  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Director, Choreographer, Dancer
Mailing Address: 
56 Clarendon Avenue
Montpelier, VT 05602
Physical Address: 
56 Clarendon Avenue
Montpelier, VT 05602
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Design - General
Design - Fashion
Media - Audio / Sound
Media - Film
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
Seasons Active: 
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Vermont Dance Alliance
Vinyasa Yoga Certification, Laughing Lotus Yoga School, San Francisco CA
BA in Dance & Psychology with a concentration in Dance Therapy, Goucher College
MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College
New Arts Space Assistant Grant, The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington Vermont. 2009
Project Grant, through fiscal sponsor "Montpelier Alive" Vermont Arts Council, 2012-13
Creation Grant, Vermont Arts Council, 2013-14, 2016
Artist Development Grant, Vermont Arts Council 2014, 2018
Phi Beta Kappa, Goucher College, 2006
ATLAS participant, Impulstanz international dance festival, Vienna Austria, 2015
Artist in Residence, Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, Montpelier Vermont, 2010-present
Artist in Residence, The Garage, San Francisco CA, 2007-2010
New England Dance Fund Grantee/Alum Network
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
I am an interdisciplinary performance maker. I can create with various technical possibilities...from nothing to many options!
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: 
State of Residence: 
Minimum Number of Performers: 
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I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Ages Served: 
Middle School-age
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
BA in Dance/Psychology/Dance Therapy
MFA in Fine Art/Interdisciplinary Art
Vinyasa Yoga Certification
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