Hannah grew up between Santa Cruz, California, and Jerusalem, Israel where she began her dance training. Hannah received a B.F.A. from the Juilliard School in 1993 under the mentorship of Benjamin Harkarvy after attending the University of Utah Ballet Department under Conrad Ludlow, Bene Arnold and Janek Schergen. Hannah danced with Utah Ballet, Michael Uthoff DanceTheatre, Labyrinth Dance Theatre, William Adair and Dancers, Karen Peterson & Dancers, Momentum Dance Company, Giovanni Luquini & Dancers and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa. While at Juilliard, Hannah danced lead roles in the works of Master Choreographers such as Graham, Limon, Taylor, Sokolow, Harkarvy and Nikolais and had her choreography presented at several venues in Lincoln Center. She is a Florida Choreographic Fellow; her work has been presented internationally on three continents and nationally in 15 states and Baumgarten has taught throughout the US and abroad at institutions including Instituto de Danza del Teatro Colon, Joffrey Ballet School of NY, Mercyhurst University, Cincinnatti Conservatory, New World School of the Arts, and Interlochen Academy among others. She founded Dance NOW! Miami with Diego Salterini in 2000, and through Dance NOW! has toured the US from New York to Arizona, Mexico, Central, South America and Europe. Hannah was Director of Dance at Dillard Center for the Arts High School in Ft. Lauderdale for 10 years and currently serves as adjunct faculty at the Miami Arts Charter Middle and High Schools. Ms. Baumgarten is certified in Pilates through Core Dynamics and has served as a grant panelist for the State of Florida and Miami-Dade Departments of Cultural Affairs. Baumgarten served on faculty at the Interlochen Summer Camp for 15 years and the Joffrey Ballet School NY Summer Program since 2012 serving as master teacher and recruiter for both institutions Nationally and Internationally.