Photo by Low Chong Kiat

Hannah Russ

Hannah Russ is a mover, researcher, and performer from Massachusetts. She graduated in 2018 from Kenyon College with a BA in Dance and Chinese Area Studies, where she found a deep interest in the use of Labanotation as a tool for movement preservation, research, and the creative/choreographic process. She has staged Vaslav Nijisky’s L'Après-midi d'un faune from Labanotation score in collaboration with Ann Hutchinson Guest, Claudia Jeschke, and Julie Brodie. Following her undergraduate studies, she received a Fulbright grant and conducted research on the development of Labanotation in dance education in China while based in Nanjing. She is interested in further exploring the societal impact of viewing and engaging in an embodied art form and working on collaborative, interdisciplinary projects.