Hannah TM Contreras from Los Angeles, California is a Senior at Wellesley College/MIT concentrating in Biochemistry/Theoretical Mathematics. As an undergraduate, she conducts Biomedical Engineering research for the Langer Lab, MIT.
She studied George Balanchine Classical Ballet under Ballet Masters Mario Nugara of City of Angeles Ballet (CAB); Thordal Christensen of Los Angeles Ballet (LAB); and Ballet Mistresses Jill Voznik of Inland Pacific Ballet Academy (IPBA); and Maria Vegh of Juilliard, internationally-acclaimed master ballet teacher.
She is proud to spend her time playing to the beat of her own drum for the Harvard University Band (HUB). She also perfected her musical skills as a percussionist under the tutelage and guidance of Craig McNutt, Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Principle Timpanist and Wellesley College Music Professor, and has played percussion for the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players' 2016 production of H.M.S Pinafore and 2017 production of The Mikado; as well as the MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players' 2017 production of The Pirates of Penzance.
In addition to ballet and percussion, Hannah has honed her vocal skills in German and Italian with Harvard College Opera. She is honored to have performed in HCO's 2018 production of Die Fledermaus and 2017 production of Le Nozze di Figaro.
Upon graduating from Wellesley/MIT, Ms. Contreras plans to pursue an MD/PhD.