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Hannah Contreras is a recent graduate of Wellesley College/MIT and presently attends Harvard University while conducting medical research in Cardiac MRI Analysis for MIT, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).


She studied George Balanchine classical ballet under international and nationally acclaimed Ballet Masters: Mario Nugara, City of Los Angeles Ballet (CAB); Thordal Christensen, Los Angeles Ballet (LAB); & Ballet Mistresses: Jill Voznik, Inland Pacific Ballet Academy (IPBA); Maria Vegh, Julliard.


As a Harvard University Band (HUB) alum, she proudly continues to spend her time playing to the beat of her own drum. She happily culminated her four years in HUB, playing alongside fellow student percussionists for the motion picture, On the Basis of Sex (2018). She has surpassed her musical skills as a percussionist under the guidance and tutelage of Craig McNutt, Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Timpanist and Wellesley College Music Professor. She has since performed in the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Orchestra for the 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee of H.M.S. Pinafore: The Lass Who Loved a Sailor (2016);  The Mikado: The Town of Titipu (2016), The Sorcerer: The Elixir of Love (2017), Yeomen of the Guard: The Merryman and His Maid (2018) and the MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Orchestra, The Pirates of Penzance: The Slave of Duty(2017).


Massenet’s Cendrillion, sung in French, will be her third Harvard College Opera performance. She made her debut in HCO’s 25th Anniversary showing of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s, Le Nozze di Figaro, in its original Italian version, and was in last year’s Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II, sung in German. Since then, she has been honored to sing in the HCO’s 75th Anniversary: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, A Kindling Flame: Holocaust Remembrance Recital which will also be performed for the Boston Lyric Opera, (BLO) in 2019.


Ms. Contreras plans to pursue an MD/PhD.