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.
The Spotlight on Seattle series forms a weeknight core of the Seattle International Dance Festival, organized annually by Cyrus Khambatta. Spotlight features three showcases of… Read More »Spotlight on Seattle: Take the Bad with the Good
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production of Giselle is a dream for any dance enthusiast or historian, but it’s also a moving, accessible introduction to nineteenth-century ballet… Read More »Stirring Tragedy, Spellbinding Visions at Giselle