John Hanks is the supervisor of musicians for the Duke University Dance Program. Hanks also served as percussion faculty for the Duke Music Department for over 20 years, in addition to working for the Dance Program. He has also been a longtime musician for the American Dance Festival (1980, 1985-present).
As a musician for dance he plays percussion, piano, and synthetic/electronic instruments for Modern/Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Improv, etc. His popular recordings, "Here Come the Drums" and "Drumjazz", in addition to "Laptop Landscapes", are available on most music streaming services.