Hannah Ottenfeld

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Hannah Ottenfeld (she/her) is a Chicago native. She graduated from Millikin University in 2021 with a BA in Theatre and minor in Dance. During her time at Millikin, Hannah performed and choreographed for the Millikin mainstage as well as for other student-run ventures. Most recently, she has worked with Redtwist Theatre in stage management, she also teaches youth dance at several studios in the Chicagoland area. 

Lin has served the dance community for over 25 years as a performer, choreographer and teacher. She has an MA in Dance from American University where she received the Independent Choreographer's award from the Metropolitan Dance Association in Washington, DC. She served on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Dance Coalition for 7 years and founded the Chicago Dance Coalition Newsletter. She has also served on the dance panels of the Illinois Arts Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs. Lin is a Dance Specialist in Chicago area schools through Urban Gateways and Art Start and an Artist-in-Residence for the Illinois Arts Council. She has done extensive writing for the Illinois Arts Alliance for Education, the Chicago Board of Education and the State of Illinois.