ANNA

Anna came to circus from a background of both gymnastics and dance.  After studying dance education at NYU and an intense immersion in yoga, she settled on pursuing her love of contortion, aerials, and acrobatics.  She toured with Cirque du Soleil's production of Quidam from 2004-2007, performing both the aerial hoops act (a trio) and then the contortion in silks, as a soloist.  She has also performed with Montreal based circus companies, Les Gens d'R and Cirque Eloize.  Other career highlights include appearing in the feature film, The Greatest Showman, and most recently in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Cosí Fan Tutte at Lincoln Center.

Anna has also performed for a variety of corporate events, fashion shows, music videos, feature films and television.  She has also been a guest artist with Dzul Dance Co. for the past 10 years.  Currently, she lives in NYC and teaches both private and group classes.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

               Cosí Fan Tutte: acrobat at The Metropolitan Opera NYC

               Film, The Greatest Showman: aerialist, contortionist

               Music Video, Blue Communion/Orissa: contortion

               Circus Now Gala at Big Apple Circus: contortion

  • CR Fashion Book Magazine: editorial, contortion
  • Law & Order SVU: Strange Beauty: contortion
  • 25th Anniversary Gala Capezio at City Center NYC: aerial contortion duo
  • Film, Zookeeper: contortionist
  • Cirque du Soleil special event: Character/ Dancer
  • Bronx Botanic Gardens: contortion
  • Film, Surrogates: contortionist
  • Liberty Travel: live model contortion
  • Health Corp Benefit: aerialist
  • Symphony Space: Dance Sampler
  • Baruch College, Dzul Dancers: Aerial contortion/dance
  • Spiegeltent Bard College, Dzul Dancers: Aerial contortion/dance
  • Cirque du Soleil’s production, Quidam: Soloist Contortion in Silks (North American Tour)
  • Cirque du Soleil’s production, Quidam: Trio Aerial Hoops (Asia Pacific Tour)
  • Cipriani, Pacha nightclub, JP Morgan, Spirit nightclub in collaboration with Gabrielle Roth: Aerial acrobatics & atmospheric contortion
  • Festival Cervantino Mexico with Aerial Dance Troupe, Les Gens d’R, Director: Andre Simard: Acrobatics, dance, theater, contortion
  • Cirque Eloize, Montreal: duet aerial contortion
  • HSBC Yoga Model
  • Various print publications throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Canada and the United States: model/acrobat
  • Washington Square Repertory Dance, NYU: dancer
  • Kaleidescope Dancers, NYU: dancer

SKILLS

  • Flexibility instructor at Circus Warehouse, NY
  • Languages: French, Greek
  • Dance, fitness, swimming, hand-balancing
  • Acting, character (acrobatic & theatrical)
  • Yoga & Pilates instructor (ongoing)
  • Gymnastics coach: Trevor Day School, NY

EDUCATION

  • On Camera Acting for Commercials (Beth Melsky Casting NYC)
  • Ecole Nationale du Cirque (Montreal Canada)
  • Kinesiology for Dancers with Irene Dowd (NYC)
  • NYU Dance Department (School of Education)
  • Emerson College Theater Department (Boston, MA)