leadership

Hannah Cullen

founder and artistic director of cullen+them

Hannah Cullen is a New York based choreographer, writer and director. She holds a BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and is the founder and artistic director of cullen+them. Hannah has created and directed five evening length live performances with the company. The most recent work forever for now, was choreographed and authored collaboratively with the teen members of the company and premiered at New York Live Arts May 2022. Hannah is in the process of finishing cullen+them’s first narrative dance film about the impact of technology on interpersonal relationships. Little Boxes is currently in post-production and set to premiere in 2023.

In addition to her work with the company, Hannah works as a director and choreographer for both live performance and for camera. Since 2019 she has collaborated with NYC composer and performance artist Mur, working on live musicals and films. Hannah also creates music and composed the score for young dance collective’s Everything I Was Never Taught as well as their upcoming work, forever for now.

Before attending Tisch, Hannah studied at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and was a founding member of the collaborative, choreographic company Young Dance Collective. In her early career, Hannah worked with choreographers and artists including Pascal Rioult, Johannes Wieland, Larry Keigwin, Gus Solomon’s Jr. and Noémie Lafrance. She wrote and choreographed her first evening length work in 2015, which also marked the formation of cullen+them.

Board of Directors

  • Meera Al-Sayegh
  • Melanie Cohn
  • Hannah Cullen
  • Kim Cullen, President
  • Deborah Oster Pannell
  • Lev Ratnofsky, Treasurer
  • Daphne Rubin-Vega
  • David Taylor, Secretary
  • Lisa West