Hannah  Park

Hannah Park

Assistant Professor of Dance
Ph.D., Temple University (2011)
Other, Laban Bartinieff Institute of Movement Studies (2004)
M.F.A., New York University Tisch School of the Arts (2003)
B.F.A., State University of New York at Purchase (2001)
Other, University of North Carolina School of the Arts (1997)

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Dr. Hannah Park originally from Dae-Gu, South Korea, is a dance educator, dance advocate, artist, movement specialist, researcher, and administrator. She holds a PhD with a research emphasis on dance education, and a 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 State University of New York at Purchase-Conservatory of Dance, a diploma in contemporary dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and is also a certified Laban/Bartinieff movement analyst. She has performed with the Purchase Dance Company and the Second Avenue Dance Company in New York and, and has worked with or performed works by Jose Limon, Martha Graham, Mark Morris, Neil Greenburg, Kay Cummings, Gus Solomon Jr., Kun-Yang Lin, Jin-Wen Yu, Lisa Kraus, Philip Grosser, Ananya Dance Theatre, and Lori Belilove and the Isadora Duncan 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, American College Dance Festival, AAHPERD-Midwest, International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, and dance and the Child International (daCi). Prior to joining Lander University, she taught at Temple University and 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 the Arts in Education program, and was a faculty member of its Children's Dance Theater and Studio Program, which included classes for dancers with disabilities. She delights in being connected with the art of dance through teaching in diverse settings, exploring dance and choreographic practices, and somatic movement practices and community interaction, and continues to engage in research inquiry into these areas. Her current research interests include dance and creative meaning-making processes, embodied pedagogy, arts integration, culturally relevant teaching, best practices in dance education in K-12 and in higher education and curriculum development,  and dance and social justice.  At Lander University, she teaches various practical and theoretical courses in dance and creative processes, including dance-related theory and pedagogy, and directs and choreographs for the university’s dance performance group, Lander Dance Company.

Course Num Course Title
DANC-101 Dance Technique
DANC-102 Intermediate and Advanced Tech
DANC-104 Ballet I
DANC-106 Modern Dance I
DANC-108 Jazz Dance I
DANC-155 Lander Dancers
DANC-201 History and Criticism of Dance
DANC-204 Ballet II
DANC-206 Modern Dance II
DANC-301 Dance Composition
DANC-302 Advanced Choreography
DANC-327 Integrated Arts Instruc Dance

  • Transformative Dance: Learning through Collaborative Creativity at a University Dance Company. National Dance Education Organization. Chicago, Illinois. (November, 2014)
  • Contemporary Dance Technique with Somatic Explorations. American College Dance Festival Association- South East. Milledgeville, Georgia. (March, 2014)
  • "Explorations on Body, Mind, & Cultures". American College Dance Festival Association- South East. Middledgeville, Georgia. (March, 2014)
  • Application of Somatics in Teaching Contemporary Dance to Non-Dance Majors: An Experiential Study. International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. Seattle, Washington. (October, 2013)
  • Diversity Through Dance. SC American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (October, 2013)
  • Vision Statement for a Dance Program (D2050). National Dance Education Organization. Brockport, New York. (May, 2013)
  • "Designing a Curriculum for Creative Dance: Unlocking Imagination". American Association of Physical Education Health Recreation and Dance. Charlotte, North Carolina. (April, 2013)
  • Exploring Laban-Based Contemporary Dance Technique. American College Dance Festival Association- South. Jackson, Mississippi. (March, 2013)
  • "Cultured Teacher: From the practitioners' perspective". National Dance Education Organization. Los Angeles, California. (October, 2012)
  • "Awakening the Whole Self: Reconnecting the Body and Soul though the Somatic Based Contemporary Dance Technique". dance and the Child International(daCi). Taipei, Taiwan. (July, 2012)
  • "Culturally empathetic creative movement pedagogy: Revisiting curriculum and dance teaching for young people". dance and the Child International(daCi). Taipei, Taiwan. (June, 2012)
  • Fringe Dance Festival (Performance). January, United States of America, Greensboro 2015.
  • Atlanta Fringe Festival (Production). June, Georgia, 2014.
  • Speaking Bodies (Production). November, South Carolina, Greenwood 2014.
  • Dancing For All Time (Performance). February, South Carolina, McCormick 2014.
  • Time, Space & Interchange (Production). April, South Carolina, Greenwood 2014.
  • Extremities, Extensions, & Evocations (Production). November, South Carolina, Greenwood 2013.
  • Layers of Kinesthetic Reflections (Production). April, South Carolina, Greenwood 2013.
  • Celebrating Diversity in Creativity (Production). December, South Carolina, Greenwood 2012.