Competitive dance is a sport where dancers will compete by performing in different styles of permitted dances like tap, lyrical, jazz, acrobats, ballet, hip-hop contemporary, modern etc.
The objective of competitive dance is to take everything a dancer has learned in rehearsal and apply that on stage by being able to tell a compelling story through their choreography. The goal is to connect with the audience. The best dancer is judged on their technique, performance, musicality/timing and choreography. To be the best a dancer has to work on making sure they have clean lines in their choreography and costumes. A dancer must make sure they are grounded where they are really connected to the floor to be able to attain high jumps. They must have the right emotion to their performance. Make eye contact with the judges from time to time, make sure to acknowledge they are there.
The roles for competitive dance are solo performers, duos, trios, and groups.
Hannah grew up in the dance world competing in competitions when she was young. She has awards in Youth America Grand Prix gold medal, 2011, in 2012 she won silver medal in the Pre-Professional Division, Nadia Nernia Scholar, Prix De Lausanne second prize and Audience favorite award, Youth America Grand Prix gold medal and the Beijing International Ballet Invitational bronze medal. In 2014 she made her professional debut with the Boston Ballet. She was nominated for the Princess Grace Award and made her debut in three classical roles as the Sugar Plum fairy in the The Nutcracker, Effie in La Sylphide and Aurora in TheSleeping Beauty.