Dora winner Hanna Kiel is originally from Seoul, South Korea. She spent many years in Vancouver pursuing choreography and presenting works at 12 Minutes Max, Plan B Singles and Solos Festival, NW Dance Project, Dancing on the Edge Festival, Asian Heritage Month Festival, Pulse at the Scotiabank Dance Centre, Roundhouse Centre and Surrey Arts Centre in Vancouver. In 2007, she collaborated with Yoko Ono as a dancer and choreographer at the Centre A. Since moving to Toronto in 2008, Hanna has continued working as an independent dance artist, choreographing for Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, Conteur Dance Academy, George Brown Dance, Ryerson Dances, School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Kenny Pearl’s Emerging Artist Intensive, IGNITE, ProArteDanza, Cadence Contemporary Ballet Company, Ballet Jörgen, Alias Dance Project, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Dance Theatre and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks in Calgary. In 2012 she won NW Dance Project’s Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition. She was an E-choreographer in 2015 for Springboard Danse Montréal. Hanna is one of the founders of The Garage, a dance development and exchange collective group.