Hannah Russ earned her B.A. degree in Dance and Chinese Area Studies from Kenyon College in 2018, where she found a deep interest in the use of Labanotation as a tool for movement preservation, research, and the creative/choreographic process. She has since earned certification in elementary and intermediate Labanotation and completed the Teacher Certification Course in China following the 2017 ICKL conference. After receiving a Fulbright Student Research/Study grant following graduation, she enrolled as a Student at the Nanjing University of the Arts where she spent 10 months conducting research on Labanotation in China. This past year, she became the Administrative Associate and Library Newsletter Editor for the Dance Notation Bureau.