Jazz Program Dept. Head
Hanne holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University, where she was also a member and choreographer of the NDA national champion dance team, the Cougarettes. She has performed in BYU football and basketball games, NBA Utah Jazz half times, and the many venues of the Salt Lake Winter 2002 Olympics. Upon returning to California, Hanne danced on the streets of Disneyland and California Adventure in “A Christmas Fantasy” and “Block Party Bash”. She has also worked professionally for the Crystal Cathedral’s “Creation,” Mattel’s Barbie Doll Collector’s Convention, and “The Rick Thomas Magic Show’. Hanne has worked with the dancers at many Orange County high schools and was the dance director at Tarbut V’ Torah for several years. She has been dedicated to developing talent within the dancers at FOCUS Dance Center in Irvine over the past 12 years and in doing so has received special recognition for her choreography at various competitions. Hanne has choreographed musicals for both University High School, Edison High School, Orange County Children’s Theater, and local churches. She is wife to Justin and mommy to Chase, Garrett, and Tanner.