Saturday, December 15, 2018
Anna began her dance training at the age of seven with Ballet Nouveau Colorado. She studied there under Julia Wilkinson Manley, Richard and Jennifer Grund, and Marie Jose Payannet. Following that, she studied the R.A.D. vocational levels through high school while spending summers with Ballet Magnificat and Colorado Ballet. Anna was accepted to the dance department at Colorado State University in 2008. She studied with Carol Roderick, Chung-Fu Chang and Jane Slusarski-Harris as well as guest artists Viktor Kabaniaev, Judy Bejarano, Katie Elliot and Andrew Skeels. Anna was a member of the CSU touring student company as well as CSU’s ballet repertory ensemble. She choreographed her senior thesis, Black Ink, Blue Lines, which was showcased in an evening length production in 2012. After receiving her B.A. in performing arts with a minor in business, Anna began teaching ballet and pointe technique for The Studio Company in July of 2013. She currently teaches for Saint Paul Ballet School as well as dancing for the professional company.