top of page
Hannah Schallert

Hannah Schallert


Last Updated:


Hannah Schallert is a media and dance artist and researcher, and a PhD student in Concordia University’s Communication Studies program. Hannah’s research interests include animation, special effects, experimental film, Science Fiction, and expanded understandings of dance in relation to moving image media. 

Her doctoral research studies animation movement, labour, and technology in the contemporary Canadian Visual Effects industry through the lens of embodied knowledge and performance. Hannah has been a member of Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology (York University), and she is currently part of Milieux Institute for Art, Culture, and Technology’s Performance Research Cluster (LePARC), and the Archive/Counter-Archive network. Hannah’s creative work has spanned live performance, installation, and film. Her current practice centres around found footage, collage, and animation, in addition to continuing to create projection-based pieces with dance artists. 

Hannah’s work has been presented at festivals and galleries including dance: made in Canada, Toronto Animated Image Society's Anijam, and Beaver Hall Gallery. She is a member of Immer and Roses artistic collectives.

PhD Communication Studies | Concordia University | 2022-present

MA Cinema and Media Studies | York University | 2019-2021

BFA Spec. Hons. Dance (Choreography/Performance) | York University | 2014-2019

Coordinator | Archive/Counter-Archive Concordia
Member | Performance Art Research Cluster (LePARC), Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture, and Technology, Concordia

"Visualizing Music Through Movement." Chapter in the Bloomsbury Encyclopaedia of Animation Studies Vol. II, forthcoming.

"Scoring the Shot: Previsualization, Compositing, and the Pipeline in 1980s and 1990s Special Effects."

Presentation at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Boston MA, 2024.

bottom of page