Lorianne Hagan

Adjunct Faculty

Lorianne HaganLorianne has studied all forms of dance, acrobatics and acrobatic gymnastics for over thirty years. As a dance major at Webster University, she performed with Webster Dance Theatre and Webster University Dance Ensemble. Lorianne attended American Dance Festival where she was selected to perform company repertoire of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and Paul Taylor Dance Company. She performed with Taylor 2 in their production of Esplanade.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with Departmental Honors, Lorianne ventured into the professional arena by moving to New York. While living in New York City, she continued training at Broadway Dance Center, Dance Space, and Steps on Broadway. Lorianne was honored to work as a performer, director and choreographer with past members of Cirque du Soleil in the extravaganza Circo Magnifico. Lorianne is a former member of MOVE, a St. Louis-based dance company.

Lorianne is an accomplished choreographer winning many overall awards at local and national competitions. Lorianne's students have gone on to successfully work at the Muny, Stages St. Louis, National tours, Broadway productions and various local and national productions. Lorianne has been honored and selected of only eleven instructors in the country to be highlighted in the February 2010 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine. The article entitled "Doing it All" respected Lorianne's work in the field and featured her success as "being a teacher who does it all."

Currently, Lorianne continues to share her passion for dance and acrobatics by teaching and choreographing for artists throughout the St. Louis area. She is an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Dance teaching classes in Acrobatics, Ballet, Jazz, Topics in Dance NYC and chairs the Ballet Committee. Lorianne has spent her summers teaching for US Performing Arts Camps, a pre-professional camp striving to promote and develop the growth of performing artists in America. Ms. Hagan’s company, Hagan Creative, specializes in private dance instruction and choreography for various types of performance. Hagan Creative offers additional master classes, summer intensives, and workshops.

Lorianne is a member of National Dance Education Organization, Missouri Dance Organization Dance Masters of America and United States Gymnastics.