Denae Hannah, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, is a performance artist, social entrepreneur, and founder & CEO of Denae Movement Theatre. Denae Movement Theatre seeks to spark conversations on culture through the development of performance pieces that employ satire and the physical collision of pop culture with high art. She received her B.A. in Drama from Stanford University and M.F.A. in Performance & Choreography from Florida State University. Ms. Hannah is the former Associate Director of Programs & Development of Urban Bush Women and currently teaches Simonson dance technique at Dance New Amsterdam. She is a member of the DanceNYC Junior Committee and also serves on the board of Sweet Enuff, a youth outreach organization committed to diabetes and obesity prevention through dancing and health coaching. Ms. Hannah is a 2012 EMERGENYC artist with New York University’s Hemispheric Institute for Performance & Politics and a 2012-2013 Commissioned Artist at Stanford University.