Senior Spotlight: Hannah Stephens
Dec. 11, 2012- Deja Williams
Raleigh - Hannah Stephens, 21, is a senior from Apex, NC, studying Communication-Media and International Studies. From age 4 to 18 Hannah danced competitively, taking classes at studios in Cary, NC. Through the years she practiced her skills in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, and clogging. Her love of dance grew so much that she wished to continue performing after graduating high school. She had the opportunity to begin choreographing for the Academy for the Performing Arts dance company in 2009 and has continued to work with these dancers over the past 3 years.
Hannah made the NC State Dance Team her freshman year and has since enjoyed dancing and competing with the pack. She has received two All-American awards from NDA camps and won 3rd place at NDA nationals as a part of the 2012 hip hop team. After being elected co-captain her junior year, she began to help choreograph routines for the team. Senior year, she was elected captain and along with two other team captains she continues to choreograph routines and perform with her fellow NC State dancers.
Hannah hopes to continue choreographing while pursuing a career after graduation. She says, "I will never forget the amazing experiences I,ve had with the NC State Dance Team and I look forward to completing my last season with a successful appearance at the 2013 NDA nationals."