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Hannah Fischer


Hannah Fischer is a dance educator and artist from the Midwest now based in Salt Lake City, UT. Fischer has spent the bulk of her career working to make modern dance accessible and meaningful to many communities. She holds a BA in Humanistic Studies from Saint Mary’s College at Notre Dame and an MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. Additionally, she has a Graduate Screendance Certificate and a Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis Certificate, both of which frame her ongoing creative research. In her time at the University of Utah, Fischer was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship for her research on the ethics of touch in university dance education.In her choreographic career, Fischer has received support for her creative work through an Individual Artist Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Margaret Hill Visiting Artist Endowment, the Fauman Foundation Fund, the Catherine-Dooley Grant for Peace and Justice, and was an associate artist in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2014 and 2020. Fischer has received numerous awards for her teaching and artmaking, most recently the Ellen Bromberg Dance Media Award. She has been honored to work with students at universities across the Midwest, as well as holding teaching posts at Utah Valley University, University of Utah, Southold Dance Theater, and Magnet Arts Center Clay High School in South Bend, IN. Hannah is thrilled to join the Lifehouse team!