Hannah Wasielewski (Hannah Wasielewski (she/her) is a dancer, performer, arts organizer, and bodyworker, and somatic practitioner based in Portland Maine, the traditional territory of the Wabanaki Confederacy.
She has been engaged in choreographic practice as a soloist and in collaboration since 2011, working throughout North America and abroad in Europe. She began her professional dance practice while living at Earthdance in Massachusetts training with some of the world's leading dance improvisors, and making performance work. Her practice today is centered around contact improvisation, experimental contemporary dance forms, and healing through radical performance.
Formally, based in San Francisco, her work with Amy Wasielewski has been produced by SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts (SF,CA), West Wave Dance Festival (SF,CA), FRESH Festival, James Graham Dance Theater(SF,CA), Finnish Hall (Berkeley, CA), and Joe Goode Annex (SF,CA).
As a performer, she has most notably worked with Sara Shelton Mann (CA/Europe), FAKE Company/Kathleen Hermesdorf (CA/Europe), Daiane Lopes da Silva(CA), Sam Stone(CA), and Sara Kraft/ KraftyWorks(CA) and was a company member with Kinetech Arts(CA) for two years.
She has been involved in all sides of dance including choreography, teaching, performance, production, and administration. As a dance educator, she assisted Sara Shelton Mann in workshops in the US and abroad. As an administrator, she worked as a program director and development director at SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts where she worked directly with approximately 100 artists annually. For three years, she was the project manager for FRESH Festival, San Francisco’s largest experimental performance festival. She has also worked in development for smaller dance organizations.
Her work is a deep excavation and unification of her physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies. The seeking never ends.