Hannah Olkovikas was raised in Goffstown, New Hampshire beginning her early dance training with Dimensions in Dance where she later joined their professional resident company, Ballet Misha. Performing lead roles in their annual Nutcracker and year end productions, and spending her summers studying with prestigious companies including American Ballet Theatre and Alvin Ailey.
She has participated in several community outreach performances and volunteer opportunities with organizations such as The Currier Museum of Art and Canterbury Shaker Village and discovered a passion for arts advocacy and awareness.
Eager to continue her training at the collegiate level, she attended Goucher College in Maryland on a Fine and Performing Arts scholarship.
There she had the opportunity to engage with many world-renowned artists and choreographers and perform works by Alan Hineline, Adam Hougland, Loni Landon, Christopher K. Morgan, Helen Simoneau, Durante Verzola, and many others. At school she discovered a love for the Romana’s Pilates technique and is currently working toward her instructor certification as an apprentice with the program.
Hannah danced on Goucher’s Dance Team, worked in the Pilates and Dance Offices as an administrative assistant, was president of the student organization, Goucher Dance Council, and mentored incoming dance students throughout her four years on campus.
She studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland where she attended the Fringe Festival and performed at Dance Base. She also traveled to Accra, Ghana where she had the opportunity to train and perform with the Ghana Dance Ensemble.
She was an active member of the National Honors Society for Dance Arts and was awarded the Ruth Baird Thompson ’31 Award for Scholarship, Sportsmanship, and Athleticism, three years in a row. Graduating in May 2020, she earned a degree with honors in Business Management, Economics, and Dance.
Now Hannah lives in Boston as a freelance dance artist performing in projects with Ballet Misha and local artists and companies. Her most recent appearance was as the Rat Queen in Tony Williams’ “Urban Nutcracker” with City Ballet of Boston.
She also performed in Boston’s National Choreography Month’s (NACHMO) showcase, debuting a work by Abigail Ripin. Hannah is eager to work with StoneWorks and delve into the fantasy world with “The Queen of Nori.”