Hannah takes on the leadership of Drama in 2021 after 15 years in charge of Dance and as a Drama teacher at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School. With a Bachelor of Education with specialisation in Performing Arts, and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling, she succeeds David Chambers and will work with College’s experienced Associate Drama Director Robyn Peers and Drama teacher Nikki Bleyendaal. Hannah is an experienced choreographer who grew up dancing, and later branched out into musical theatre. She has worked on many joint College/Rangi Ruru productions, the latest being 2020’s blockbuster, Evita. She plans to feature drama and musicals on alternate years, beginning in 2021 with a double bill of plays in early Term 2 and a junior production in Term 4. A major musical will follow in 2022. Other plans include introducing a dance group; Hannah says the natural physicality of boys lends itself perfectly to dance.