Hannah Mae Cruddas

Council Member

Halifax, NS

Appointed December 2023

A native of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Hannah Mae began her dance training with the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts School of Dance and the Leica Hardy School of Dance before joining Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto. Hannah Mae has been fortunate to receive various awards and scholarships including The Janice and Brian Flemming scholarship and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts through the Nova Scotia Talent Trust. 

She has been a Company member with Ballet Jörgen since 2011 and has danced in many of Jörgen’s works including Anastasia and Coppélia (in the title roles), Swan Lake (Pas de Trois), Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet)and Cinderella (Lead Fairy), and had the opportunity to create the role of the Lilac Fairy in Jörgen’s Sleeping Beauty. In 2019, the title role of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet® was created for Hannah Mae by Bengt Jörgen, C.M. Hannah Mae has taught classes for Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, Mocean Dance Company, DAREarts, and numerous dance schools across Canada, the United States, and Brazil. For the past ten years, she has toured with CBJ, bringing dance to all corners of North America through outreach programs, masterclasses, and performances.