Garrett Anderson began his training in Walnut Creek, CA under the direction of Richard Cammack and Zola Dishong at the Contra Costa Ballet Centre. He went on to study on scholarship at San Francisco Ballet school and then in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s professional division. In 2001, Garrett joined San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet and in 2005 was promoted to soloist.
After seven years in the company, he and his wife left in 2008 to join the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Antwerp, Belgium, as a first soloist. There he toured extensively throughout Europe and the world.
In January of 2011, he returned to the United States to dance with Trey McIntyre Project. Following this tour, he joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in August of 2011. In August of 2016 Garrett became Chair of the Dance Dept. at New Mexico School for the Arts. He has since performed two seasons with SF Danceworks in San Francisco for which he was named as one of the years outstanding male performers by Dance Europe in 2016. Garrett has also been a Guest artist with LED, Ballet Chicago, Civic ballet of Chicago, and Chicago Reparatory Ballet. Garrett was the recipient of the American Ballet Theatre national dance scholarship and holds a B.A. from St. Mary’s college of California.
Anne Mueller danced with Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) from 1996 to 2011 and Alabama Ballet for three seasons prior. She became a principal dancer for OBT when ranks were established in 2007. Anne became artistic coordinator for OBT while continuing to perform. Her responsibilities combined ballet mastering with tour management. She initiated a company residency at Caldera and tours throughout California, Oregon and Washington. She managed the company’s second tour to Seoul, South Korea and laid the ground work for OBT’s first appearance at Wolf Trap. She was promoted to director of artistic operations and, following Christopher Stowell’s departure, became interim artistic director. As interim artistic director, she oversaw the re-mounting of Stowell’s full length Swan Lake and the creation of several new works, also leading a tour to the Kennedy Center for OBT’s second appearance in Ballet Across America.
She first choreographed for OBT under founding Artistic Director James Canfield. Later, under Stowell’s encouragement, Mueller continued choreographing and served as a collaborating creator and project manager for OBT’s The Stravinsky Project. She was also Stowell’s choreographic assistant on several of his ballets, including Rite of Spring in which she also appeared in the leading role. Rite earned critical acclaim with both the Portland and national press, including Dance Magazine.
In addition to works Anne staged for OBT, Mueller has set works by Christopher Stowell, Nicolo Fonte, and Trey McIntyre for companies such as Ballet West, The Washington Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Diablo Ballet, and Carolina Ballet. She self-produced tours of her own work to Bozeman, MT and to Ballet Builders 2009, a New York-based choreographic showcase. Her choreography has been performed by Oregon Ballet Theatre, Alabama Ballet, Ballet Victoria, Body Vox, and The Portland Ballet. Mueller was on the faculty for the School of OBT from 1999 to 2013.
Anne was a co-founder of Trey McIntyre Project (TMP), performing as a company artist from 2005 to 2007, also serving as the organization’s founding managing director from 2004 to 2006 and as director of outreach in 2006-2007. Anne appeared with TMP in leading roles performed at Vail International Dance Festival, Aspen Dance Festival, Wolf Trap, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, with her performance praised by the New York Times. She led workshops for TMP in Boise, San Antonio, Milwaukee and Birmingham.
In 2015, she joined the staff at The Portland Ballet as co-artistic director where she launched and led the school’s pre-professional training program. She continues to hold a position at The Portland Ballet as Resident Choreographer.
Currently, Anne is working as Choreographic Assistant to Guillaume Côté of the National Ballet of Canada, assisting him in the creation of Frame by Frame, a multi-media collaboration with Robert LePage and the Canadian Film Board.
Anne received her training from Dame Sonia Arova and Thor Sutowski at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, The Washington School of Ballet, and The Kirov Academy.
Courtney Anderson began her training in San Diego, CA under the direction of Kathleen Gillie and Elizabeth Griffiths at the North Coast Ballet School. She went on to study at Belliston Academy of Ballet under Jeannine Belliston, along with Mark Carlson and Patty Hoffman in Colorado. At age 16, she was a finalist at the Prix de Lausanne dance competition in Switzerland. Courtney then studied on scholarship in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s professional division where she was nominated for the Princess Grace award. In 2000, Courtney joined San Francisco Ballet where she performed many soloist and principal roles, as well as created roles by many noted choreographers.
After eight years in the company, Courtney and her husband (Artistic Director Garrett Anderson) left in 2008 to join the Royal Ballet of Flanders under the direction of Kathryn Bennetts in Antwerp, Belgium. There she performed and created soloist and principal roles by European choreographers and toured extensively throughout Europe and the world.
In 2011, Courtney returned to the United States to join The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, where she performed leading roles in many Balanchine ballets, touring America including performing Sonatine at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. In 2013, Courtney was hired as a guest artist with Chicago based companies including Ron de Jesus, Ruth Page Civic Ballet and Ballet Chicago (First Violin in Concerto Barocco).
In 2013, Courtney began raising their family of two boys and also teaching ballet. She completed the National Dance Institute teacher training in NYC under Jaques D’Amboise and began teaching regularly (children through adult ballet) at Ballet Chicago and Lou Conte (Hubbard Street Dance) studios. In 2016 Courtney became Co-Chair of the Dance Dept. at New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe. She has been on faculty with Francisco Gella’s Aria at DancerPalooza in both San Diego and Long Beach, CA.
In 2018, Courtney joined the artistic staff at Ballet Idaho, teaching company class and assisting with company rehearsals. Courtney holds a B.A. from St. Mary’s college of California.
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