Dagny Hanrahan was born New York City. She began her training at Ballet Academy East, under the direction of Darla Hoover. Dagny spent nine summers studying at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary.
After graduating, she continued her training with Pacific Northwest Ballet School in the Professional Division. She performed with Pacific Northwest Ballet in Kent Stowell’s The Nutcracker (soloist), George Balanchine’s Rubies, Symphony in C, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Dagny was nominated for the prestigious Princess Grace Award by Peter Boal, the director of Pacific Northwest Ballet. She then joined Boston Ballet as a Trainee. Her featured roles with Boston Ballet include George Balanchine’s Coppélia and Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker.
Dagny joined The Sarasota Ballet as an apprentice in 2010 and was promoted to a Coryphee in 2015. Some of her notable performances with The Sarasota Ballet include a soloist in George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, a principal in Who Cares?, a Russian Girl in Serenade, soloist in The Four Temperaments, a Demi Soloist in Diamonds, The Angry Girl in Jerome Robbins The Concert, the Jig Woman in Paul Taylor’s Airs, a soloist in Robert North’s Troy Game, and a follower in Martha Graham’s Appalachian Spring. Last summer, Dagny performed Aurora as a guest artist in HSCDTC’s full length production of Sleeping Beauty .
Dagny joined the company in 2019 and is looking forward to furthering her career at Indianapolis Ballet.