Hannah Corbin Stretches Toward the Spotlight

Stretching Toward the Spotlight: Dance Magazine Profiles Hannah Corbin

In the bustling world of fitness, where sweat meets determination, Hannah Corbin has long been a guiding force. From her early days as an Alvin Ailey–trained dancer to her decade-long tenure as a beloved Peloton instructor, Corbin has inspired countless individuals to push their limits and embrace the joy of movement. But behind the bright lights of her virtual studio lies a secret longing—a desire to return to the stages of Broadway, where her passion for performance first ignited. In her interview with Dance Magazine, Corbin shared her journey from pedals to pirouettes and the exhilarating pursuit of her dreams.

A Journey of Passion and Perseverance

Corbin recalls the serendipitous moment when she was approached to join the fledgling Peloton. “I was like, ‘I can do all of those things!’” she reminisced. What began as a side gig soon blossomed into a full-fledged career, as Corbin’s infectious energy and unparalleled expertise garnered her a dedicated following of fitness enthusiasts.

Despite her success in the fitness world, Corbin’s heart remained tethered to the stage. “My dream growing up was to have my own series of fitness DVDs,” she shares. “But what ended up happening was something that I couldn’t even envision.” As she juggled her roles as a Peloton instructor, wife, dog mom, and social media stretching guru, Corbin found herself drawn back to her roots in theater, yearning for the thrill of live performance.

Navigating Challenges and Embracing Opportunities

Corbin’s journey has not been without its obstacles. A diagnosis of an autoimmune disease forced her to reevaluate her priorities and conserve her energy for the opportunities that lay ahead. Yet, fueled by her passion for movement and her unwavering determination, Corbin persevered, expanding her repertoire to include cycling, barre, Pilates, and more.

For Corbin, the transition from teaching fitness classes to auditioning for Broadway roles has been both exhilarating and nerve-wracking. “Learning to trust myself has really changed the audition landscape for me,” she reflects. “Now it is entirely ‘Well, I am spectacular. You’ll either see it or you won’t.'”

The Support of a Community

Throughout her journey, Corbin has found solace in the unwavering support of the Peloton community. “The Peloton community has been unbelievably supportive,” she acknowledges. “These humans are taking my classes to be the best version of themselves, to make their future selves proud.” She especially loves hearing that her Peloton students are standing up just a little straighter and feeling a little less stressed due to her classes.

Advice for Aspiring Performers

As she embarks on this new chapter in her career, Corbin offers sage advice to fellow dancers chasing their dreams. “Keep saying yes,” she urges. “It leads you to people and places that you maybe couldn’t have predicted but are probably the right place.”

As Hannah Corbin sets her sights on the bright lights of Broadway once again, her journey serves as a testament to the transformative power of passion, perseverance, and the unwavering support of a community. From pedals to pirouettes, she continues to inspire us all to chase our dreams and embrace the joy of movement, one step at a time.

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