Hannah Juliane Steenbeck (she/her), based in Berlin, is currently working as a freelance dancer and choreographer in Germany and Switzerland.
Her work is inspired by different ways of moving: from rhythmic gymnastics to breaking, popping, hip hop, house and contemporary dance.
She is very interested in improvisation and unusual movement patterns, which she uses to find challenges in her work.
She is member of Merge Dance Collective and the interdisciplinary collective Zookunft.Project. Her own choreographic work was awarded second prize at the competition “The best German dance solo”” of the festival euro scene Leipzig in 2017, the audience award at the short piece competition of LOFFT Theater Leipzig in 2018 and second prize at the solo competition tanzspeicher Würzburg in 2020.
awards and scholarships
2nd prize – “The best German dance solo”
euro-scene Leipzig, festival of contemporary european theater and dance, 2017 concept: Alain Platel (Ghent)
audience award – short piece competition
LOFFT Theater Leipzig, 2018
Tankstelle Bühne Luzern,platform for upcoming artists, 2018
2nd prize – solo competition
Tanzspeicher Würzburg, 2020
GVL scholarship, 2021
research “IN EX (working title)”, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media in the NEUSTART KULTUR program, DIS-TANZEN aid program of Dachverband Tanz Deutschland 2022
Ballettförderzentrum Nürnberg (scholarship)
study of contemporary and urban dance (scholarship) – HF ZUB Zürich
choreographers / teachers:
Heike Hennig, Philip Egli, Yaman Okur, Jochen Heckmann, Ivan Wolfe, Paula Lansley, Sonia Rocha, Maroussia Ernrooth, Marco Volta, Denise Lampart, Andrea Boll, Sven Poppin-Hood Weller, Rebecca Annies, Hill Adan Hernandez, Olivia Hernandez-Candelas, Angelika Ächter, Claire Birrfelder-May, Sarah Narbutas, Michael Bredy, Bruno Catalano, Muriel Mollet, Branca Scheidegger, Lesli Wiesner, Nadine Sieber, Debbie Zehnder
Merge Dance Collective