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Hannah Park, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of DANCE

Hannah Park
Office:
Iona College Arts Center
Phone:
(914) 633-2629 (914) 633-2629
Email:

Degrees:

  • Ph.D., Dance Education, Temple University Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies, Temple University
  • MFA, Dance Performance and Choreography, New York University
  • BFA, Dance, State University of New York, Purchase
  • Diploma, Contemporary Dance, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Certification, Laban/Bartinieff Movement Analysis
  • Certification, Teacher of BodyMind Dancing™
  • Certified Yoga Teacher (200 hours)

Dr. Hannah Park is a dance educator, dance advocate, artist, movement specialist, researcher, and administrator. 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.

Dr. Hannah Park is a dance educator, dance advocate, artist, movement specialist, researcher, and administrator. At Iona College, she teaches theory and studio courses in dance and directs the Iona College Dance Ensemble. She delights in being connected with the art of dance through teaching in diverse settings, exploring dance, choreographic and somatic movement practices, engaging in community interactions, and practicing and conducting research in these areas. Her current research interests include embodied pedagogy, application of somatics in creative processes, dance and diversity education and curriculum development, dance and social justice, and community interaction through dance, particularly for the underserved population.

Dr. Park 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 in the States and in 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, International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, Dance and the Child International (daCi), and Body Mind Centering Association. She has previously taught at Lander University, University of Utah’s Virginia Tanner Creative Dance program, Laban/Bartinieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York City and Temple University.

Dr. Park holds a Ph.D. 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.

  • National Dance Education Organization, Virtual Conference, October 23, 2020
    • Warm Up Session: Body Mind Dancing with Focus on Developmental Patterns
  • Movement(Brain-Body-Cognition) International Conference, La Sorbonne University, Paris, France, September 3-5, 2020 (Postponed to September 2-4, 2021)
    • Workshop: Tapping into neuroplasticity through improvisation on resilience
  • Somatic Dance Conference and performance festival at Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva NY, July 9-12, 2020
    • Workshop: “Self-Care through the Heart”
    • Duet Dance: “Immerse & Unfold”
  • Body Mind Centering Association Conference, Hobart William Smith Colleges (HWS), Geneva, New York, June 24-27, 2020
    • Workshop: “Bodily Resonance: Somatic Improvisation”
    • Solo Dance: Silent Reverberation
  • New York State Dance Education Association Conference 2020 New York City, New York, February 2, 2020
    • Workshop: "The Embodied Self in Dance: Finding a Voice through Communication, Collaboration, and Creative Thinking"
  • National Dance Education Conference 2019, Miami, Florida, October 24-26, 2019
    • Paper: “Choreography as a Somatic Practice: A Case Study Exploring the Body and Choreographic Practices.”
  • 2019 Body Mind Centering Association Conference, University of Santa Barbara, CA, August 7-10, 2019
    • Workshop: “Spiraling: Journey to Connectedness through Somatic Improvisation"
    • Solo Dance: “The Heart Space”
  • Somatic Dance Conference and performance festival at Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva NY, July 10 - 14, 2019
    • Lecture/Demonstration: “Embodied Poetics: Investigating Inner and Outer Expressions through Social Justice Narratives,”and “Me and Us” a collaborative duet performance project with Prof. Allison Pagano
  • National Dance Education Organization’s Special Topics Conference 2019,
    Emerging Pathways within Somatic Movement and Dance Education, Gibney Dance, New York, NY June 21-23, 2019.
    • "Somatic Dance: Creating an Inclusive Community for Children with Learning Disabilities"
  • American College Dance Association Conference, SUNY Brockport, Brockport NY, March 2019
    • Workshop: "Function and Expression: Somatic Improvisation"
  • International Symposium of the Korean Society of Dance: Dance Science for Community Contribution, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, October 14, 2018
    • Paper: “Talking Bodies: Use of Embodiment in Enhancing Literacy among Hearing- Impaired Children”
  • Dance and the Child International, Adelaide, Australia, July 2018
    • Presentation: "Unleashing Creative Energies: An Exploration of Somatics through a Nietzschean Lens", co-presented with Dan Liang '18
  • Body Mind Centering Conference, Smith College, MA, June 2018
    • Solo Dance Project: “Gravity of Heart”
  • International Association of Dance Medicine and Science Conference, Houston, TX, October 2017
    • Lecture: “Harmonious Embodiment: Somatic Approaches to Training a Transparent Body”
  • Body-Mind Centering Association Conference at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, July 2017
    • Choreographic Project: “Roots and Petals”
  • World Dance Alliance Global Summit at the School of Music at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, July, 2017
    • Lecture: “Investigating and Reactivating Movement from the Inside"
  • Somatic Dance Conference and Festival, Geneva, NY, July, 2017
    • Lecture: “Every BODY’s Journey”
  • The College Music Society Northeast Chapter, March 2017
    • Presentation: “Tools and Long-Term Benefits from a Collaboration between Music and Dance”, co-presented with Dr. Carol Shansky
  • American College Dance Association Conference, Randolph, NJ, March 2017
    • Lecture: “Embodying Function and Expression”
  • “Body, Musical Language, and the Creative Process: Evoking meaning through collaboration (Lecture & Demonstration)” & "Listen and Attune: The embodiment of music through movement" (Workshop), with Dr. Carol Shansky, presented at the Sound and Movement Conference, Salzburg, Austria, November 2016
  • “Move to Reach and Widen!: Strategies for Impactful leadership" (Leader of a Panel), with Nicole Flinn (from Hope College, MI) and Dr. Jessica Van Oort (from St. Gregory's University, OK) presented at the National Dance Education Organization Conference, Washington DC, October 2016
  • "Dance Reach! A Collaboration between a University Dance Program and a Success Center,” World Dance Alliance- Americas, Puebla, Mexico, August 2016
  • "Using Dynamics and flow as a creative process tool," (Workshop), Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival, Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY, July 2016
  • "Somatic Based Contemporary Technique" (Workshop) & "Yoga for Dancers: Inner and Outer Exploration” (Workshop), American College Dance Festival Association-North East Conference, Brockport, NY, March 2016
  • “Speaking Bodies: Shaping Artistic Voices through Somatic Choreography,” National Dance Education Organization, Phoenix, AZ, October 2015

Choreographic Projects for the Iona College Dance Ensemble

  • “Embodied Spirituality" – Fall 2020
    • “Resilience” – Solo
    • “We Insist” – Ensemble Group Dance
    • "Reflections" – Ensemble Group Dance Film
  • “Space and Places II: Imaginations and Stories” – Spring 2020
    • “Immerse and Unfold” – Duet
    • “Those Round and Heavy Things” – Ensemble Group Dance
  • "Embodied Humanity" - Fall 2019
    • "Me and Us" - Duet
    • "Journey to the Heart" - Ensemble Group Dance
  • Space and Places" - Spring 2019
    • "The 'O' Space: Infinity" - Solo"
    • "Open Enclosure" - Ensemble Group Dance
  • "Kinetic Maze"- Fall 2018
    • "An Excerpt from "The Heart Space" - Solo Dance
    • "Kinetic Maze I: Hidden Senses" & "Kinetic Maze II: Departure and Arrival" - Ensemble Group Dance
  • "Tapestries of Movement" – ICDE Spring 2018
    • "Excerpts from “The Inner Flow” - Solo Dance
    • "Fantasy Dream" – Ensemble Group Dance
  • "Memories and New Beginnings" – ICDE Fall 2017
    • "Little Sanctuary" - Solo
    • “Shall We Dance?” – Ensemble Group Dance
    • “The Pulse” - Ensemble Group Dance
  • "Exchange and Interchange" - ICDE Spring 2017
    • “On the Wings of a Song”- Solo
    • “Colors of Power” – Ensemble Group Dance
  • “A Celebration of Body, Mind, and Sprit” – ICDE Fall 2016
    • “Becoming: Then and Now” – Duet
    • “Sun Dialogue” – Solo
    • “Flotation”- Solo
    • “Earthly Whispers” – Solo
    • “Intelligence Dream”- Ensemble Group Dance
  • Now! : Body Stories – ICDE Spring 2016
    • Liquid Membrane – Ensemble Group Dance
    • Harmonious Calm - Solo Dance
  • “Inner Pulse” – ICDE Fall 2015
    • "Inner Pulse" – Ensemble Group Dance
    • "The Bird Warrior" - Solo Dance
  • LIRIC (Learning in Retirement at Iona College): A living, Dancing Culture: Native American Dance as History and Identity - January 19, 2021
  • Kookmin University: Dance & Community Engagement: A Case Study - Oct 11, 2018
  • Dance and Media Research Center, Seoul, Korea: Dance & Literacy Education: Methods and Approaches - July 19, 2018
  • LIRIC (Learning in Retirement at Iona College): Dance yourself healthy! - Oct 24, 2017
  • LIRIC (Learning in Retirement at Iona College): Dance and Music in the 30s - May 6, 2016

Choreographic Projects for the Iona College Dance Ensemble

These concerts featured original works choreographed and directed by Dr. Park.

  • Iona College Dance Ensemble Fall 2020 Concert, "Embodied Spirituality"
  • Iona College Dance Ensemble Spring 2020 Concert, "Space and Places II: Imaginations and Stories"
  • Iona College Dance Ensemble Fall 2019 Concert, "Embodied Humanity"
  • Iona College Dance Ensemble Spring 2019 Concert, "Space and Places"
  • Iona Scholar's Day, April 2019
    • Special dance presentation featuring original choreographic works by Dr. Park as well as works by students mentored by Dr. Park. All dance presentations performed by the Iona Dance Ensemble. This was part of the Iona Scholars Day fine and performing arts presentation session in the Hynes Athletic Center's Hegarty Room.
  • Iona College Dance Ensemble Fall 2018 Concert, “Kinetic Maze”
  • Iona College Dance Ensemble Spring 2018 concert, "Tapestries of Movement"
  • Iona Scholar's Day, April 2018
    • Special dance presentation featuring original choreographic works by Dr. Park as well as works by students mentored by Dr. Park. All dance presentations performed by the Iona Dance Ensemble. This was part of the Iona Scholars Day fine and performing arts presentation session in the Hynes Athletic Center's Hegarty Room.
  • Iona College Dance Ensemble Fall 2017 concert, "Memories and New Beginnings"
  • Iona College Dance Ensemble Spring 2017 concert, "Exchange & Interchange"
  • Iona Scholars Day, April 2017
    • Special dance presentation featuring original choreographic works by Dr. Park as well as works by students mentored by Dr. Park. All dance presentations performed by the Iona Dance Ensemble. This was part of the Iona Scholars Day fine and performing arts presentation session in the Hynes Athletic Center's Hegarty Room.
  • Iona College Dance Ensemble Fall 2016 Concert, "A Celebration of Body, Mind, and Spirit"
  • Iona College Dance Ensemble Spring 2016 Concert, "Now!: Body Stories"
  • Iona Scholar's Day, April 2016
    • Special dance presentation featuring original choreographic works by Dr. Park as well as works by students mentored by Dr. Park. All dance presentations performed by the Iona Dance Ensemble. This was part of the Iona Scholars Day fine and performing arts presentation session in the Hynes Athletic Center's Hegarty Room.
  • Iona College Dance Ensemble Fall 2015 Concert, "Inner Pulse"
  • Body Mind Centering Association, August 2019: "The Heart Space"
  • Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival, July 2019: "Me and Us"
  • Body Mind Centering Association, July 2018: "Dionysian Wonder"
  • Laban 2018 International Conference, New York, NY: "Gravity of Heart"
  • Body Mind Centering Association, July 2017: "Roots and Petals"
  • Consultant and In-State Editor: New York State Education Department- Assessment in Dance
  • Advisor: The Arts Leadership Major with Dance Concentration Program, The Dance Studies Minor Program
  • Committee Member: Faculty Senate and its Executive Committee
  • Committee Member: The Iona College Council on the Arts
  • Guiding Council Member: Iona Spirituality Center
  • Committee Member: Honors Council
  • Committee Member: Iona Scholar’s Day Planning Committee
  • Committee Member: Library Committee
  • Committee Member: Faculty Search Committee
  • Board Member: Dance and Media Research Center, Seoul Korea
  • Board Member: Korean Society for Dance Studies
  • Board Member: SYREN Modern Dance
  • Board Member: Seoul City Contemporary Dance Company
  • Fall 2019 - Hynes Faculty Fellowship Award
  • Fall 2019 - Travel Grant
  • Spring 2019 - Travel Grant
  • Fall 2018 - Travel Grant
  • Fall 2017 - Travel Grant
  • National Dance Education Organization
  • New York State Dance Education Association
  • Body Mind Centering Association
  • Dance Studies Association
  • American College Dance Association
  • Dance and the Child International
  • Dance USA
  • International Association of Dance Medicine and Science
  • Americans for the Arts