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 Shannon Stewart’s An Inner Place That Has No Place Photo by Tim Summers The SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance provides… Read More »Cross-Pollinating the Dance World at SCUBA 2013
Written by Anna Waller Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancers Carla Körbes and Karel Cruz in Kent Stowell’s Swan Lake. Photo © Angela Sterling. Pacific Northwest Ballet’s… Read More »A Classic Lives On with PNB’S Swan Lake
Written by Anna Waller Inception dancers in Grin Photo by Andrew Ness Inception Dance Theater held its premiere full-length concert, Ten to One, this past… Read More »Ambition and Emotion as Inception Takes the Stage
Written by Anna Waller Jeremy Wade in Fountain Photo by Yusuf Eitman Jeremy Wade’s solo, Fountain, made its Seattle debut at Velocity’s Founder’s Theater February… Read More »Wade Invites Participation and Displays Transformation at Fountain