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.
Written by Anna Waller Resetting a dance is no light work, especially when that dance originated in the body and brain of Twyla Tharp. But… Read More »Archaeological Digging with Charlie Hodges
Cherdonna and Lou Photo by Eric Paguio The Cherdonna and Lou Show’s My Obviously Unsuccessful Lifestyle was, despite its name, a smashing success. A… Read More »It’s Gonna Be Great: Cherdonna and Lou’s Last Hurrah
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Pacific Northwest Ballet Founding Artistic Directors Kent Stowell and Francia Russell, along with Artistic Director Peter Boal, are joined by current and past company… Read More »A Celebratory Close to PNB’s 40th Anniversary Season
Written by Anna Waller Andrew Bartee and Tory Peil in I don’t remember a spark by Olivier Wevers Photo by Bamberg Fine Art Whim W’Him astounds… Read More »Whim W’Him’s Vibrant, Arresting Visions of 21st Century Ballet