Combining passions for dance, social activism
Hannah Crane, journalism major, dancer, and activist.
“Dance is a vehicle for something greater than performance,” says the senior journalism major.
Hannah Crane is the kind of girl who high-fives you over coffee at Soma and isn’t squeamish about sleeping in an abandoned baseball dugout in Panama. She travels across continents and as close as the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington to lead dance workshops with at-risk youth.
Teaching and learning from underrepresented populations is her way of giving back to the community. She also performs with the African American Dance Company and even finds time to teach classes at Campus Recreational Sports.
"Dance is a vehicle for something greater than performance," Crane said. "We use it to inspire connections we make with other people."
Through Movement Exchange at IU, the senior journalism major has turned her passion for dance into social activism.
Movement Exchange at IU is entering its fourth year on campus. As the first campus chapter of the national organization, the group is used as a model for chapters throughout the U.S. For five years, the national level of the Movement Exchange has empowered youth through dance exchanges in communities around the world.