Hannah Bacon-Brightwell is a native of Southwest Louisiana. She has been active as a teacher, student, and choreographer in the dance world for over 10 years. After training and performing throughout her youth, she went on to attend Northwestern State University of Louisiana where she studied Business Administration and graduated Magna Cum Laude. During her time in college, Hannah furthered her dance training in modern/contemporary dance and choreography and was a member of the NSU Modern Dance Troupe. She was also a member NSU Demon Dazzler Dance Line where she served as Captian/Choreographer for 3 years. After college, she became a member of 2BTribe Professional Modern Dance company in Natchitoches, LA. She also has been an honored member of the National Dance Alliance for over 10 years where she has served as a Head Instructor and Judge throughout the country. In 2008 she moved to Austin, Texas with her husband. She now serves the Austin Dance community as the Artistic director for Verge Dance Company and a Senior Instructor at Alisa's Dance Academy where she strives to spread passion and creativity to both her students and the dance community in Austin. Through continued training via workshops and intensives around the country, Hannah continually pushes to find new ways to explore the art of dance and expose this incredible art form to people from all walks of life.