Before completing a masters degree at New York University‚Äôs Tisch School in Performance Studies Hannah Cohen completed her undergraduate degrees at Hofstra University achieving summa cum laude with a BA in Dance and a BA in Film Studies and Production, and an Associate's degree from the Hofstra University Honors College.

Currently, Cohen prides herself on being the highly acclaimed founder, artistic director of and choreographer for Neshamah, a New York based dance company launched in 2014. She also continues to travel to Los Angeles to teach master classes and is teaching a summer intensive in Michigan.

Hannah has served as a:

  • choreographer of Neshamah's submissions to EAT's New Works Series Cellar Door (2014), Highliehoadie (2016), Genesis Two (2015), and Mizore (2014) performed at TADA! Youth Theater in New York City
  • choreographer of Genesis Two (2015) performed at the Chen Dance Center in New York City
  • contributing choreographer at the Museo del Nazionale Bargello at the Florence Dance Festival
  • choreographer's assistant on several student pieces at Hofstra University for choreographers including Robin Becker and Bebe Miller via Nancy Duncan
  • choreographer for Kongju he ai shi jili, receiving commendations by leaders in the New York dance community
  • choreographer and performer in a festival held in honor of President Barack Obama's televised presidential debate at Hofstra University
  • guest choreographer at Notre Dame High School in Los Angeles
  • and created a community outreach program for young artists and dancers at Studio France in Michigan.

Lauded by instructors, performers, artists, fellow choreographers and theorists alike, her diverse work and willingness to explore what lies at the core of movement, offers a keen perspective into the marriage of theory and performance.

Hannah is currently in development for future shows featuring Neshamah and is expanding her writing and publishing works, which will investigate a culture of movement and expression sure to inspire and inform dance professionals and fans.