Profile Type: Artist
Hannah Wasielewski

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.

I Have Worked With

  • September 2019

    Creative coder, musician, and multimedia projection.

    Collaborated on:

    Views from the Inside (work-in-progress), Dance Film presented at GUSH Virtual Festival, Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco, May 2020


    Time Tracks (Evolve, Shimmy Parallel), Big Girls Cry, Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco, CA, December 2019.                  

    Current collaborator in new project SEQUENCES

  • April 2019

    Commission for West Wave Dance Festival 26 at Joe Gooe Annex (Experiments in Cowboy)

  • July 2018

    International Improvisational Performance Company 

    directed by Kathleen Hermesdorf

    Performances in Berlin, Germany and San Francisco, USA 

    July 2018

    January 2019

    January 2022


  • Artist

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Choreographer, Dancer, Bodyworker
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Portland, ME 04101
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Dance - Modern / Contemporary
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LGBTQ Populations
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Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
BCSTNA- Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America
BA in Dance Choreography and Dance Science with Honors in Dance Performance, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD. Graduated 2011.
Certification in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Somatic Experiencing Institute, Beginner Year
Central for Cultural Innovation
Theater Bay Area

I am a Touring Artist

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I am a Teaching Artist

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Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
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Middle School-age
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Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
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