Hannah (she/her) is an aerialist and pilates trainer based in NYC. With her roots in contemporary dance, Hannah has been performing professionally in the air since 2010. She has performed since 2017 as an aerial duo in The Burlesque Show at The Borgata in Atlantic City. She has also performed regularly at House of Yes and Webster Hall. Hannah has been coaching aerial acrobatics for 6 years, and has been teaching pilates for almost 14 years. She is Stott certified. She loves to challenge her aerial and Pilates students to push their limits, while maintaining an atmosphere of support and safety.
What she offers at Aerial Arts NYC: Lyra, Silks, Conditioning, Stretch & Flexibility, and Pilates.
What Students Say About Hannah Risner
Hannah is the best! Whether you are taking your first class or honing more advanced skills, you will get a great workout and have a blast with her.
She breaks down every move and is patient with you (and helps you be patient with yourself!) if you aren't able to do something at first. She's incredibly knowledgeable about all things aerial, and also how the body moves, and is so good at making sure you are training safely. Her supportive attitude builds your confidence and makes you want to challenge yourself. It is clear that she delights in being part of her students' journeys and sharing all that she loves about her craft.
In the three years I have been taking classes with Hannah, I have discovered strength, bravery, and determination that I never knew I had in me, and I owe so much of that to her. She is both encouraging and keenly aware: she often knows when I'm ready to progress to more difficult moves before I do, and she has helped me tackle things that I otherwise would have found too intimidating to even try (crocs on the lyra, I'm lookin' at you). I'm so grateful to her for getting me out of my comfort zone and for making it so darn FUN.
And she is so upbeat and funny and just a really great person to (literally) hang around with! You will leave Hannah's class smiling and stronger and eager to come back!Seta B