Annie is a freelance dancer and dance teacher currently living in New York City. She began her dance training studying jazz at the age of 7, and fell in love with ballet at the age of 9. Her early training in Little Rock, Arkansas introduced her to ballet, pointe, hip hop, jazz, and contemporary. She began her pre-professional training under Arleen Sugano, and joined Ballet Arkansas’ Second Company at the age of 14. Annie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet from the University of Utah, where she also earned her Ballet Studio Teaching Certificate. While at University, Annie was privileged to have studied under professors such as Maggie Wright Tesch, James Ady, Jan Fugit, Melonie Buchanan-Murray, Michael Bearden, and Jay Kim. She was challenged to dance versatile works by choreographers such as Val Caniparoli, Eric Handman, and Tong Wang, among others. In NYC, Annie has danced works by Sara Rodriguez and Nathaniel Hunt.
Annie has experience teaching all levels--from two year olds to adults. She has taught jazz, contemporary dance, a boys movement class, creatie movement, and strength and conditioning for dancers in addition to ballet. Annie has taught at studios such as Salt Lake City Ballet, The Dance Project SLC, and Idaho Falls School of Ballet; and currently teaches at The School at Peridance in Manhattan, and The Studio in Mineola, NY. She loves teaching the joy of dance to young artists!
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