Anne received her training from Dame Sonia Arova and Thor Sutowski, The Washington School of Ballet, and The Kirov Academy. She began her professional career with Alabama Ballet, later joining Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) where she enjoyed a fifteen-year career. She became a principal dancer for OBT and danced leading roles in works by George Balanchine, James Kudelka, Christopher Wheeldon, Twyla Tharp, Jerome Robbins, Paul Taylor, Trey McIntyre, Nicolo Fonte, and had numerous original roles created for her by Christopher Stowell with whom she enjoyed a rich artistic synergy. After retiring from the stage, Anne held several positions on the artistic staff of OBT, including Artistic Coordinator, Director of Artistic Operations and Interim Artistic Director.
Anne has worked extensively as a stager, remounting works by Christopher Stowell, Nicolo Fonte, Trey McIntyre, and Danielle Rowe for Ballet West, The Washington Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Diablo Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre and Carolina Ballet. She served 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, and also worked with the National Ballet as a guest rehearsal assistant for Forsythe’s The Second Detail and for Karen Kain’s Swan Lake.
Anne was a co-founder of Trey McIntyre Project, performing as a company artist from 2005 to 2007, also serving as the organization’s founding Managing Director from 2004 to 2006. As a choreographer, her work has been performed by Oregon Ballet Theatre, Alabama Ballet, Body Vox, and Ballet Idaho among others.
If we were to dance to any song, which one would you choose?
If it’s serious, I am very interested in Stravinsky’s “the soldier’s tale”. If it’s not so serious, something by Stevie Wonder or Led Zeppelin’s rain song would be on my list.