Anna is a writer, teacher, and performer in Seattle. She grew up in Sacramento, CA, training in classical ballet with the Deane Dance Center and the Sacramento Ballet. In 2011, she graduated magna cum laude from the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, earning a double major in dance and comparative literature, and taking a keen interest in dance writing. She won the Nomad Prize for her published essay, “Dancing the Undead: The Social Implications of Giselle’s Wilis” and did a choreographic senior thesis about dance and language. She currently teaches ballet technique, but performs primarily in the contemporary dance mode. In Seattle, she has performed with Elizabeth Mendana, Britt Karhoff, Redd Legg Dance, and Karin Stevens Dance. She began writing reviews for SeattleDances early in 2013 and took on editorial duties soon after.
If you think storytelling through dance is almost the sole province of story ballets (hello, Nutcracker season!), you are in for a different sort of… Read More »La Fille Gets to the Heart of the Story