Hannah Hurd recently earned a BFA in Ballet Teaching and Choreography at the University of Utah.
She began dancing at the age of seven at a local studio in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she developed her love for dance. She wanted to further pursue ballet, so she began training with instructors at Ballet Society of Colorado Springs.
In her early teens, Hannah moved to Mesa, Arizona and started dancing for a pre-professional company, Ballet Etudes. As Hannah advanced in Ballet Etudes throughout the years, she performed many different corps and soloist roles in The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Coppélia, Giselle, Peter Pan and Peter and the Wolf.
At the age of 16, Hannah and other members of her company got the opportunity to perform with the Phoenix Symphony for a New Year's Eve Gala.
Hannah has been a guest soloist for Mountain West Ballet productions in Sandy, Utah where she performed major roles in Cinderella, Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty.
Hannah received her college training from former Ballet West dancer and coach Maureen Laird, renowned dance critic and coach Regina Zarhina, Calvin Kitten of The Joffrey Ballet, and other artists.
Along with her college ballet education, Hannah also performed corps and soloist roles in Les Sylphides and Paquita and choreographed many works for the University of Utah Ballet Showcase performances.
She has enjoyed being a member of the Utah Dance Judges Association since 2013. Hannah is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
Hannah continues to pursue dance education and professional training opportunities in staging repertoire, choreography, judging, and teaching.