Hannah Rae Kleimeyer
BNT Founding Company Dancer
Hannah Rae Kleimeyer, from North Bend, Ohio received her early training from the Otto M. Budig Academy of Cincinnati Ballet. She attended many summer intensives throughout her training including American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Midwest, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Cincinnati Ballet. Ms. Kleimeyer attended Wright State University where she received her B.F.A. in Dance. While studying and performing with the WSU Dance Ensemble, she was also a member of Dayton Ballet’s Second Company for four years, where she had the opportunity to perform in many productions with the company.
After graduating, Ms. Kleimeyer danced for Dance Theatre of Tennessee, Nashville Dance Initiative, and Tampa Ballet Theatre before moving to Dallas to work as a freelance dancer. She performed with Paul Mejia in his annual production of The Nutcracker for two years. She was a Soloist with Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet from 2016 - 2018 where she had the privilege to perform in inspiring old works such as Ballet Russes’ Parade as the American Girl, Mina in Dracula, and The Rite of Spring. In 2018 Ms. Kleimeyer joined Ballet North Texas and has performed many leading roles with the company including Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Snow Queen and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker, and Swanilda in Coppélia.