Anna fell in love with dance at an early age in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from George Mason University Anna has had the pleasure of holding a fellowship at Gibney Dance, being a founding member of Natalie Johnson Dance, and serving as a teaching artist with Artists Striving to End Poverty, locally and internationally.
Currently, Anna is a freelance dancer with J CHEN PROJECT and Sea Legs Dance. When she's not in the studio you'll probably find her with her homework as she pursues another of her goals, becoming a registered nurse. Anna joined Jessica Lewis Arts in 2016 as an educator and performer and is overjoyed to continue sharing, listening, and building with the company.
Anna collaborated with Jessica Lewis Arts for their 2016-17, and 2017-18 Seasons and is excited to work more with the company on upcoming projects.
Nadia Hannan is a dancer, choreographer, and arts administrator. She graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a B.A. in Performance Studies in May 2014. Born and raised in New York City, Nadia trained primarily at the 92nd Street Y where she was a member of the Harkness Repertory Ensemble, a teen performing group under the direction of Ryan Corriston. Upon entering Brown she joined Dance Extension, Brown’s modern repertory company, directed by Julie Strandberg. While there, she had the opportunity to learn works from artists such as Merce Cunningham, RAWdance, Olase Freeman, Mark Morris and Wendy Jehlen, as well as develop and present her own choreography. Nadia currently works with the American Dance Legacy Initiative (ADLI) and Dancing Legacy, ADLI’s performing and teaching ensemble.She has spent the last few summers working as an Administrative Assistant and Assistant to the Artistic Directors at the New York State Summer School of the Arts School of Dance and currently works as the Education Assistant at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange in Park Slope.