Central Illinois Ballet Company Members
Central Illinois Ballet
Hannah Ray-Female Artist
Hannah was born in Barrington, IL where she trained with the Barrington Dance Academy. She also spent summers with Milwaukee Ballet, River North Dance Chicago, and Thodos Dance Chicago. She graduated summa cum laude from Point Park University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance. While at Point Park, Hannah performed works by Peter Merz, Ernest Tolentino, Kiesha Lalama, and Nicholas Petrov’s Romeo and Juliet. In 2015, Hannah qualified as a finalist in the Youth American Grand Prix performing in New York and placed in the top 12. Previously, Hannah was a company member with MERZTANZ Contemporary Ballet Company under artistic director Peter Merz. Hannah joined CIB in 2016 where she has danced roles including Vampire Bride in Dracula, Clara and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Juliet's Friend in Romeo and Juliet, and a Triplet in Beauty and the Beast. Hannah is excited for her second season with Central Illinois Ballet!