Tendu ‘To Stretch’
Dana Hanson – Faculty Member PNB, Former Dancer NYCB

Tendu ‘To Stretch’

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Dana Hanson, faculty member with Pacific Northwest Ballet School, reminds us that the meaning of the word tendu is exactly what the dancer should be feeling in the movement. Beautifully demonstrated by Addie Tapp, 2nd Soloist, Boston Ballet

Dana Hanson  began her training on Vashon Island, Washington with John Wilkins and continued her studies at Olympic Ballet School, Pacific Northwest Ballet School and the School of American Ballet. She joined the New York City Ballet in 1990, appearing in numerous featured roles in the Balanchine repertoire and touring throughout the world. Prior to joining the PNBS faculty in the fall of 2006, Ms. Hanson was a frequent guest teacher at the School of American Ballet.


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