Hana Sharif has worked as an artistic leader, director, playwright, and producer. She began her professional career in 2003 as an entry-level artistic assistant at Hartford Stage. Within seven years she rose to become associate artistic director and served as the director of new-play development.
In 2012, Sharif became the program manager at ArtsEmerson, and in 2014, she became the associate artistic director at Baltimore Center Stage, where she directed acclaimed productions of "Pride and Prejudice," "The Christians," and "Les Liaisons Dangereuses."
While at Baltimore Center Stage, Sharif strengthened community engagement, produced multiple world and regional premieres and guided the theater through a multi-million dollar building renovation and rebranding effort.
Sharif, a playwright, director, and producer, has been appointed the next artistic director of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and will hold the title of Augustin Family Artistic Director.
Sharif obtained her MFA from the University of Houston and her B.A. from Spelman College.