Assistant Professor of Dance
Dr. Hannah Park, originally from Dae-Gu, South Korea, is a dance educator, dance advocate, artist, movement specialist, and researcher. She holds a PhD with a research emphasis in Dance Education and Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from Temple University, an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, a BFA in Dance from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, a diploma in Contemporary Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and is a certified Laban/Bartinieff Movement Analyst. She has performed with Purchase Dance Company, Second Avenue Dance Company in New York, and has worked with or performed works by Jose Limon, Martha Graham, Mark Morris, Neil Greenburg, Gus Solomon Jr., Kun-Yang Lin, Jin-Wen Yu, Lisa Kraus, Philip Grosser, Ananya Dance Theatre, and Lori Belilove and the Isadora Dance Company among others. Her choreographic works have debuted in both New York City and Korea, and she has presented papers and workshops at conferences including National Dance Education Organization, National Dance Association, AAHPERD-Midwest, International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, and dance and the Child International. Prior to joining Lander University, she taught at Temple University, Laban/Bartinieff Institute of Movement Studies in NYC and served as a dance specialist at the University of Utah's Virginia Tanner Creative Dance program where she taught dance in public elementary schools through their Arts in Education program and was a faculty member for their Children's Dance Theater and Studio Program. She delights in being connected to the art of dance through teaching in diverse settings, dance and choreographic practices, somatic movement practices, relating to others through the medium of dance, and continued inquiry into these areas through research. Her current research interests include dance and creative meaning-making processes, embodied learning, culturally relevant teaching, the best practices in dance education for K-12 and higher education, community outreach, and curriculum design.