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Ballet Instructor

Born in Houston, TX Annie started dancing at the age of 6 in her mothers studio Laeral
Dance Academy finding her love for classical ballet through performing her dream role
in The Nutcracker known as Clara, this would push her to want pursue ballet
professionally working under the direction of former Houston Ballet Soloist, Sharon
Teague, and former Houston Ballet Principal, Lauren Anderson. From then on Annie
attended Gelsey Kirkland Academy Summer Intensive in New York City every summer
for 3 years, in 2016 her family moved to California for her brothers acting career, where
she would find a new school under the name of Marat Daukayev School of Ballet where
she trained under former Mariisnky Principal, Marat Daukayev, in the vaganova
technique, she would go onto perform various roles including, Snow Queen, DewDrop,
Harlequinade, Russian, Chinese Soloist, and various corps roles, in The Nutcracker,
she would also perform as, Gunlnara (Le Corsaire), Flower Festival, Flames of Paris, La
Fille Mal Gardée Pas De Deux, she also also had the opportunity of training with Maria
Kochetkova in her time with Marat. In 2019 she would attend Pennsylvania Ballet’s
Summer Intensive under the direction of Angele Corella, and go on to be accepted into
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program under the direction of Susan Jaffe, which
she would attend for 2 years, before going to Portugal to attend Conservatório
Internacional de Ballet e Dança Annarella for a month in 2022 before being offered a
spot at Elephant in the Black Box Junior Company under the former Paris Opera
Soloist, Jean-Philippe Dury, where she would perform, Carmen, La Belle, Cel Black
Days, A-cello, Glunje, Paquita, and attend many workshops with various directors,
choreographers and artists including, Leila Ka, Dor Mammalia, Piotr Nardelli, Rebecca
Moriondo, Antonin Comestaz and, Macarena Gonzales. This would then lead her to
moving to Pisa Italy, to train with imPerfect Dancers Professional Training Program,
under the direction of Walter Matteini from Les Ballet de Monte Carlo over this past

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