Hana van der Kolk is a dancer, artist, movement educator, transformational sexuality coach, Internal Family Systems practitioner, and organizer of community events and spaces. She is based in Troy, NY, where she co-hosts Polly, the queer dance party/performance event/community fundraiser, and stewards Troy Bike Rescue’s Youth Shop. Hana has taught and performed internationally, completed an MFA in Dance at UCLA, and will begin a practice-based PhD in Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this fall.
“At the heart of my work is a commitment to an interdisciplinary and experiential investigation of embodiment. I believe that something exciting and profound happens when we are challenged to unhinge habit, question the capabilities of our minds/bodies, and play, intelligently and delightfully engaged with the immediacy of the moment. I trust in this process of unhinging, questioning, and playing as a fundamentally rich method for healing, social transformation, and art making.”