HANAH MORELAND

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

COMPETITION DIRECTOR

INSTRUCTOR

(Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz, Technique)

Hanah Moreland

 

Hanah began dancing at the age of 3. She has studied ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, tap, and tumbling. She has been involved with dance competitions for 18 years, as a competitor and choreographer. Hanah has done most of her studying in South Carolina under the instruction of Danyele Gardner at South Carolina Dance Company. Her national studies include Traci Stanfield, Bobby Newberry, Mandy Moore, Twitch, and Kim McSwain to name a few. Hanah has won many awards at dance competitions including first place overall at Starbound, Encore, Dance Platinum, Applause, and Star Talent productions. She has been named "Most Powerful Dancer" and won highest score of the weekend at Star Talent Productions. Hanah was the assistant competition team director of the South Carolina Dance Company. Many of her students have won prestigious awards and she has also won multiple choreography awards for group dances. After Hanah graduated high school, she attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City to further her studies. During her time in New York, she studied jazz, tap, ballet, partnering, theater dance, gymnastics, modern, musical theater, acting, dance history and voice. Hanah studied with Casey Colgan, Ramon Galindo, Billy Johnstone, Jena VanElslander, and Michelle Bruckner, which have all performed in multiple Broadway shows all across the country. She is currently in the fourth year coaching the New Philadelphia QT Dance Team at New Philadelphia High School. Hanah is married to Lucas Moreland and resides in New Philadelphia, Ohio. When she's not dancing, she loves to spend time with her husband, family and two dogs Bubby and Broski. Hanah is very excited to be the new Competition Director and Assistant Director at Moxie Dance Academy!

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