A classical art form like dance is often tasked with preserving its history while also fostering creativity and captivating audiences with something new. Christin Hanna argues that preservation of classicism lays the foundation for new works of art and fosters the next generation of creatives.
Christin Hanna returned home to Lake Tahoe after a busy career as a freelance artist and teacher. She has danced professionally with an array of companies across the country, including Nevada Festival Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Connecticut Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and most prominently as a founding member of New Chamber Ballet in New York City. During her time there, she initiated a performance and summer workshop with local students in Tahoe City. In continuation of that mission, she moved home to found Tahoe Youth Ballet in 2008, and its evolution as the Lake Tahoe Dance Collective, bringing a range of national caliber performances to Lake Tahoe and offering the community’s young dancers the chance to work with professional teachers, choreographers, and dancers. She and longtime friend Constantine Baecher founded the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival in 2013.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx