Abby Hanson (she/they) is an emerging contemporary dance artist currently based in Toronto originally from Edmonton. She is a 2023 graduate of Dance Arts Institute (formerly The School of Toronto Dance Theatre). While at Dance Arts, she worked with artists Amanda Acorn, Peggy Baker, and Tilman O’Donnell who have a great influence on her current improvisation practices. Since graduating from the school she has performed in both the Toronto and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She graduated from Victoria School of the Arts High School where she took part in dance and musical theatre extracurriculars. Over the past 10 years, she has trained, performed, and competed in multiple styles of dance such as Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, and more. From 2018-2020 she performed in Edmonton’s Nextfest Arts Company, curated by Good Women Dance Collective.