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Hanan Dance Resume

To teach Middle Eastern dance in an academic framework which incorporates the study of music, Culture and global relevance. Create, choreograph and produce compelling dance theater which inspires, educates and illuminates.
Teaching highlights
Mideastern Dance Exchange, Miami Beach 1998-presentMiami Light Project LightBox Theater 2001-2002Florida Int’l University Athletic Department 2001-present*includes a 15 member performance troupe; hanan-a-ramaArabian Ballet of Buenos Aires, Argentina workshop series 6-7/2001Art’s @ St. John’s on the Lake, Miami Beach 2002-03Miami-Dade Community College Wolfson College 2002-2003State of Fla. Grantee for “Dance & Healing” teaching series for at-risk teens and battered women. 2002/03Elementary School teacher. Fienberg Fischer Elementary, Dade County Public Schools. 2001/ 2002-school year.Dance Empowerment Project- workshop series for battered women and adult survivors of child sexual abuse. 2002-presentARTSPRING- multi-media performance instruction for incarcerated women. Beginning 9/2003
Performance highlights
“Emerald Dreams”, Colony Theater 1997“Sawah”, Dade County Auditorium 1999“Infinito”, Gusman Theater 2000Demerara, (EAOD) New York City, 2000Marhaba, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2001Cedar’s of Lebanon, (EAOD) New York City 2001Sheraton Cairo, invited dancer with Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival, Egypt 2001S/S Aquarius, (contracted performance) Cairo, Egypt 2001Orientalia Middle Eastern dance festival on Lincoln Road 1997-2003ArtsBeach 2nd Thursdays @ St. Johns on the Lake- hanan-a-rama troupe sponsored artists- 5 time granteeAfro Roots World Music Festival- Hanan featured artist. Performance made cover of the Miami Beach Neighbors Section, Miami Herald 2/28/02. Woman’s Festival, March 2003, Miami Beach , Fl.Hanan-a-rama; The Cabaret. 4 part historical performance series at Hoy Como Ayer, Little Havana.Featured dancer on the National Tour of Fadel Shaker of Lebanon. 8-10/2003
Producing highlights
Dance Theater; written, produced, directed and performed.All performances were sold out and danced to live music.“The Hole Hanan” @ El Hueco, “El Hueco” black box theater, Little Havana 1/2001“Hanan Lit Up” @ the LightBox Miami Light Project 3/2001*“Hanan with other friendly gods and goddesses” @ Hoy Como Ayer 9/2001,*mentioned in the Miami Herald’s top 10 dance shows of the year 2001.“Bellydance under the stars” @ Café Miro , biweekly dance series Miami Beach 2001-2002“habibi: a hip-hop bellydance love battle” @ PS 742, Little Havana, Fla*received a Community Grant award of $5000.00 by Miami-Dade CountyHanan-a-rama; The Cabaret. 4 part historical performance series at Hoy Como Ayer, Little Havana.
Training highlights
Middle Eastern, Persian, Turkish, Tunisian, Algerian and Gypsy (Rom) dance at Mideastern Dance Exchange, Miami Beach 1995-presentEgyptian Academy of Oriental Dance, (EAOD), New York City 1998-presentAhlan Wa Sahlan Egyptian Dance Festival, Cairo Egypt 2001Extended participation in workshops nationwide including master teachers Horacio and Beata Cifuentes of Germany, Shareen El- Safy of California, and Badia of Egypt among others.Afro-Cuban dance with Elena Garcia & IROKO dance theater 1998-1999Afro-Cuban dance with El Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba, Havana, Cuba 9-98; special guest dancer/student by invitation of the Director.Afro-Cuban dance with Alfredo Castillo , Northampton, Ma. 1992-1994Modern Dance, University of Massachusetts @ Amherst 1992-1994
1990 - 1994 University of Massachusetts @ Amherst Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature & French§ 3 years of study in Aix-en-Provence, Paris and Rouen, France§ graduated in 3 years, Cum Laude
Community activities
“Godlyplay”, Sunday school teacher at St. John’s on the Lake Church.
Interests and activities
Volunteer with the Latin Film Festival of Miami (4 years).
Patents and publications
Published Music Critic/Feature writer with Miami New Times 2000-2003. Freelance writer and published contributor with Fodor’s travel, Visions Magazine and Habibi dance magazine. Wrote the program for the 2003 Lollapalooza tour.
English, French, Spanish, basic Italian



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