Hannah Thomas joined the School of Music in dance in fall 2019 as assistant professor of dance. Hannah is a native of Atlanta, GA and holds an MFA in Dance and Choreography, along with a teaching artists certificate from Arizona State University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Georgia College and received her professional training from DeKalb School of the Arts, Ballethnic Dance Company, Price Performing Arts Center, McClendon School of Dance, Jr. Hawks Dance Team, and the Jr. Falcons Dance Team. Her teaching and guest artist experiences include adjunct and faculty positions at Grand Canyon University, Arizona State University, and as the 2021 Natalie Giustina Newlove Guest Artist Award recipient at the University of Oregon. Hannah is a member of Embodied Scholars, an exclusive group created for Black hip-hop teachers at the college level. Trained in many styles, including contemporary dance, jazz, ballet, modern and African, her other passions include styling and fashion, dance ministry work for local churches, screen dances, choreographing for musical theatre, and sound engineering. She is in the process of creating a live podcast series exploring sisterhood in the Black community.