Phone: (914) 633-2629
Mondays and Wednesdays 12:20-1:50 p.m.
and by appointments.
Dr. Hannah Park 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 State University of New York’s Conservatory of Dance–Purchase, and a diploma in contemporary dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and is a certified Laban/Bartinieff movement analyst and somatic practitioner. She has performed with the Purchase Dance Company and the Second Avenue Dance Company in New York 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, 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 nationally and internationally including conferences at the 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 Iona College, she taught at Temple University and the Laban/Bartinieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York City 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. Most recently, she served as an assistant professor and director of the residential dance company at Lander University. She delights in being connected with the art of dance through teaching in diverse settings, exploring dance and choreographic and somatic movement practices, engaging in community interactions, and practicing and conducting research in these areas. Her current research interests include embodied pedagogy, dance and diversity education and curriculum development, dance and social justice, and community interaction through dance, particularly for the underserved population.