Instructor Spotlight

Hannah // Instructor

Meet Hannah!

It all started for me when my maid-of-honor organized a surprise pole party for my Bachelorette. We both had so much fun that we signed up right away for pole 101. It’s been an incredible journey for me – Divine has helped me to break out of my shell and feel comfortable with myself and it has pushed me both mentally and physically. If you had told me years ago that not only would I be pole dancing, but that I would have competed 3 times, performed on stage 8 times and won 2 medals I would have said you were crazy! I feel incredibly lucky to have been supported by so many of our amazing instructors on this journey and am honoured and excited to be able to share my experience with others.

Hometown?
I was born in Solihull, England, but have lived for the past 18 years in Redmond/Eastside.

Why do you love Divine Movement?
I fell in love with Divine the freedom of movement and the message that we teach that it is ok to love your body. I stayed at Divine for the community of women and the many friendships I’ve made.

What music is on your “Divine” playlist right now?
Current favourites include “Slip” by Elliot Moss, “You” by Keaton Henson and “Feeling Good” by Avicii

Favorite Food?
Chocolate!!

What is the farthest you have been from home?
I suppose it depends if you consider Seattle or England home! I’ve been to Mauritius – that’s probably the furthest point from either place!

When was the last time you cried?
HA! I cry all the time, I’m a big softie.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A journalist. That turned out to be pretty far from reality.

Guilty pleasure?
I’m a huge nerd. I love youtube/webseries adaptations of classic literature such as Jane Austen or Shakespeare and tend to get quite emotionally involved while they are updating. I’m also a HUGE Harry Potter fan, but that’s more of a guilt-free pleasure.

Favorite article of clothing to dance in?
Mostly leggings/legwarmers and a tank top, unless I’m inverting, in which case shorts and bra. I’m pretty boring when it comes to clothing…I should experiment more!!

Favorite quote?
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore