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Company Dancer

Hanna Pierce started her training at the School of Midland Festival Ballet under the artistic director Susan Clark. She has attended highly reputable summer intensives on scholarship such as Milwaukee Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Glenda Brown Choreography Project, Oklahoma City Ballet and Burklyn Ballet Theater. After graduation she was accepted into the Alonzo King LINES training program where she was able to work with some of the top choreographers/companies in the world such as Alonzo King, Lee Wei Chao, Maurya Kerr, VimVigor, Wayne McGregor Company, and the Martha Graham Company. She then received a company contract with Common Thread Contemporary Ballet in St Louis under the director Jennifer Medina. Hanna also dances with Ballet 314 along with competing in the International Latin division in Ballroom Dancesport. She has placed in multiple finals and is coached by numerous champions. She has also performed in many immersive  STL events including St. Louis Dancing with the Stars, St. Louis Classical Guitar Society, Community Arts Festival, Pride St. Charles, St. Louis Spicy Nights, Emily Duggins Project, "Weigh Station" (2021) and "Space Station" (2022) by Jacob Henss, and Washington University Dance Thesis (2021) by Leah Robertson. In the summer of 2022, Hanna also launched her own project, Queer Dance STL. Their inaugural performance featured local dancers, singers, drag queens, and more and celebrated PRIDE while raising money for Food Outreach. Hanna loves to keep dance alive in the STL community by teaching at Convergence Body and Dance Center, St Louis Academy of Dance, and Vitality in Motion. This will be her fourth season as a company dancer with RESILIENCE Dance Company.

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