About Hannah Harshman
Hannah Harshman is beginning her 15th season as a dance educator! She is the founder and was the original owner of Dance 360 Orlando, a premier dance facility in the heart of Central Florida. While under Hannah’s direction, Dance 360 garnered several regional and national accolades including being voted “Orlando’s Best Dance Studio”, “Orlando’s Most Loved Dance Studio”, and “National Studio of the Year” (2015-2018). A native of Lexington, KY, Hannah grew up under the direction of Diana Evans Pulliam while also training at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts. As a student, she was honored to receive multiple titles with American Dance Awards, Dance Educators of America, and Dance Masters of Ohio. Hannah was awarded Miss Dance of Ohio 2003 and went on to place at the Miss Dance of America competition. She has competed within the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Pageant and was awarded the Talent Preliminary award as well as the Overall Talent award in 2007. Hannah has also participated in several regional productions (Patsy in Crazy For You, Zaneeta in The Music Man, Dance Captain/Lead Dancer for Sweet Charity, Ensemble in She Loves Me, Kiss Me Kate, and Man of La Mancha). After continuing her education at Point Park University (Dance Performance) and the University of Kentucky (Broadcast Journalism and Communications), Hannah began teaching and choreographing professionally. Her students have received numerous overall awards and titles at both the regional and national level. Hannah’s dancers have held titles for Dance Masters of Ohio, Dance Masters of Florida, Dance Masters of America, Kids Artistic Revue, Applause National Talent, Star Systems, Starpower, Rainbow National Talent, Believe National Talent, and Dance Educators of America. She has had former students also travel throughout the country as assistants for both The Pulse and Tremaine Dance conventions, perform in national commercials for Disney and Universal, and work in numerous regional, national tour, and Broadway theatre productions. Hannah’s highly sought after lyrical and contemporary choreography has received multiple national choreography awards throughout the past decade. She has also had the opportunity to work for the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organizations where she has served as a judge, choreographer, and talent consultant. She is currently a member of Dance Masters of Florida where she has held the position of both First and Second Vice President. Hannah also works as a national adjudicator for Kids Artistic Revue and Rainbow National Talent and she continues to share her love and passion for dance by guest teaching and choreographing throughout the country. Hannah and her husband, Brian, have been married for 10 years and are blessed with 3 children (Sawyer, Shepherd, and Magnolia).