Ashley Hanne
Ashley Hanne


High School:
Francis Howell Central

Year In School: Senior

Year on the Team: 4th

Major: Professional Strategic Communication

High School: Francis Howell Central

Previous Dance Team: Francis Howell Central Sensations

Previous Studio: Dance Connection

Favorite Style of Dance: Jazz

Favorite Place on Campus: The lookout spot next to the education buildings that overlooks the river and downtown Minneapolis

Favorite Sport to Watch/Cheer For: Football

What made you want to dance at the University of Minnesota? I have always been inspired by the talent level and performance quality of this team and I wanted to be a part of it and experience the legacy!

When/Where did you first start dancing? When I was 7 years old at Dance Connection

What's something most people don't know about you? I have choreographed for two nationally ranked dance teams

What non-dance accomplishment are you most proud of? I was an intern on the show Twin Cities Live at KSTP-TV for a semester

What do you like to do when you aren't dancing? I like working out and going to Gopher Baseball games

What is your favorite memory on this team? Walking off the nationals floor last year knowing we had the performance of our lives!

Do you have any tips for high school dancers who want to dance in college? Never count yourself out. If your dream is to dance in college, work toward that goal and go for it!


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