"Art is what defines us, what makes us human."
Hannah Crowley believes it is a privilege to be a performing artist. For her there is no greater satisfaction than the feeling of emotional connection she feels with her audience. She believes that the shared experience with her audience creates a sense of community which makes both her and her audience stronger and more hopeful in facing life's challenges. Hannah believes in the reflective power of the arts to inform us of who we are individually and collectively, and who we might become.
Hannah is from Dublin, Ireland, and has always been involved in singing and acting. She began taking classical singing lessons at the age of six. As a child and young adult she was a member of various classical choirs and had leading roles in school musicals.
After school she completed an honours degree in Sociology at University College Dublin (UCD), which included an erasmus year in the University of Copenhagen. During this period her classical singing education continued at the Conservatory of Music in the Dublin Institute of Technology, based in Rathmines.
After her degree at UCD she completed a two-year Certificate of Contemporary Music at Newpark School of Music, during which she was awarded a scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music, Boston. She graduated from Berklee in 2017 with a first class honours degree in Professional Music, with concentrates in Performance, Contemporary, Writing and Production, and Songwriting.
In recent years Hannah has evolved from being a classical singer into having a more contemporary Jazz sound. Key influences include Jazz singer Sarah Vaughan and Classical soprano singer Renée Fleming. Hannah combines Jazz and Classical styles of singing, with influences from Irish traditional music. During live performances she uses her jazz improvisation skills with an Irish traditional “Sean-nós” (literally 'old way') style of singing to create a worldly fusion of the three styles.
Hannah moved to L.A after graduating from Berklee, where she is pursuing performance opportunities, and musical experiences to refine and develop her unique singing style.
Hannah is also a keen actress and had a lead role in a two series hit Irish Television series “Damo and Ivor”, where she played the character of “Sara-Jane”; the love interest in the series. Damo and Ivor the movie has just finished filming, with a release date in March 2018. She also starred in the award winning film “Lift” as “Fiona” (2015).