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.
For a good, hard look at race in America, go see Donald Byrd’s The Minstrel Show Revisited this weekend. Opening Thursday, February 20, as part… Read More »Minstrel Show Update Revisits Race Conversation
As the Eastside’s biggest—only?—dance festival, the annual Chop Shop Contemporary Dance Festival provides a wide array of performances each year. Festival organizer and producer Eva… Read More »Dancers Shine Brightest at Chop Shop 2014
In an opening night introduction to the 2013 edition of Velocity’s Next Fest NW live performance series, Mark Haim noted that each piece had its… Read More »Next Fest NW 2013 All About the Audience
Spectrum Dance Theater hosted an evening of work last Saturday, November 23, entitled Showing Out: Contemporary Black Dance. The concert, curated by Spectrum Artistic Director… Read More »Showing Out Showcases Black Choreographic Voices
Donald Byrd takes the road that art is all about tension—the theme for Spectrum Dance Theater’s 2013-2014 season is nothing less than “America: Sex, Race,… Read More »Spectrum’s Dark, Psychological Season Opener