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Anna is a dance improviser, choreographer, and instructor. She graduated from Empire State College in June 2001 with a BA in Dance in Education. In November 2008, she received a certificate to teach yoga from Svyasa Swami Vivekananda Yoga University in Bangalore, India. In 2006, she was awarded a dissemination award from the Dutchess County Arts Council in Poughkeepsie, New York. Anna has been teaching, performing, and choreographing for over 15 years. She has developed two programs throughout this time period. One is teaching the Spanish language through movement, and the other is fusion dance, which centers on the incorporation of African, Classical Indian, Flamenco, Modern and Latin dance styles. She has traveled for her work to Bangalore, Pune, Lucknow, and Bombay in India. Additionally, she has taught for The National Ballet of Zimbabwe in Africa, in England, and in the greater Boston Area. She is currently working in the Mid-Hudson Valley.
Her choreographed solos, such as “Fusion,” “Flamenco Fusion,” and “Veiled” (a metaphor for the plight of women in Afghanistan) have been performed in New York City, the Mid-Hudson Valley, Boston, and India. She has had interviews about her work for The Poughkeepsie Journal, La Voz/ Radio Kingston NY, in addition to podcast interviews about her life in Chile and being bilingual. She has collaborated with artists such as Gigi Oppenheimer in choreographing duets entitled “The Wisdom Tree,” and “Inner Fire.” She has choreographed for the D’amby Project, SolesBare Dance Collective, and The National Ballet of Zimbabwe. She has danced with Kelly Donovan and Karen Brey. Currently, Anna directs her dance company, Fusion Dance, which is located in NY. She teaches, choreographs, and performs throughout the greater New York Area.
Anna is a unique, amazing, and outstanding teacher! She brings infectiously inspiring energy to each lesson, as she expands the base, skill, and style of movement range. I highly recommend her!