"She will nurture your confidence and spirit while simultaneously pushing you farther than you believed you could go...
She can study your movement for a single moment and hone in on all the ways your body should be adjusting, flexing, strengthening and engaging. She knows that every dancer's body is different, and is able to specify the technique and process that will be most helpful for your unique self to grow and thrive."
- Jennifer Haining, NYC actor
Anna is the Resident Teaching Artist for Motivated Movers NYC. Through technique classes, private coaching's, and audition workshops, she works with beginner/advanced beginner dancers to develop not only the necessary technical skills to build a dancer from the ground up, but also the mental strategies to walk into a movement audition with confidence and be able to present your authentic self.
Anna travels across the country to teach workshops at various studios, high schools and musical theatre programs. Some of her favorite teaching experiences have been: Teaching with Artists Striving To End Poverty(ASTEP) and the International Rescue Committee(IRC) at the Refugee Youth Summer Academy(RYSA). Through the use of movement, she worked with refugees from all over the world, ages 4-11, to develop the skills necessary to transition into NYC public schools. Working with Broadway Method Academy and their students who are actively training for a career in musical theatre, to build a ballet foundation that is so crucial to a musical theatre career today.
Dance has transformed my life. It is more than a passion, it's a way of life. The teachers I have had over the course of my career, have impacted me more than I will ever be able to say. To be able to walk into a room and make even the smallest impact through movement, is the greatest gift I could ever ask for.
"Anna is razor sharp in diagnosing whatever problem you're having mechanically or physically, or even mentally with the choreography, and she makes practical suggestions on how to fix the issue. She's also incredibly intuitive and spot on with hands-on physical adjustments. She sees and understands your body and how it works and how to make choreography look good on you. Plus, she's a delight to work with."
- Kimberly Yates, NYC
"I cannot speak highly enough about Anna. Her passion for dance, shows through her language, knowledge, and talent. I’ve grown so much as an artist and dancer during her private and technique classes. Not only is she a mentor who wants to truly push you to the next level, she’s an amazing friend to lean on. She’s simply the best."
- Lisa Michelle Wyner, NYC
"Anna is the perfect dance instructor. She doesn't just show you what to do, she works hard for your comprehension. She will nurture your confidence and spirit while simultaneously pushing you farther than you believed you could go. Anna is beyond her natural patience, brilliant choreography, intense active listening skills and consistent verbal eloquence. She can study your movement for a single moment and hone in on all the ways your body should be adjusting, flexing, strengthening and engaging. She knows that every dancer's body is different, and is able to specify the technique and process that will be most helpful for your unique self to grow and thrive.Anna has all the tools necessary to further your career as a dancer. I cannot recommend her powerful, brilliant, ray-of-sunshine, Broadway-caliber talent enough."
- Jennifer Haining, NYC
"Anna is an intuitive, thoughtful and positive teacher. When I'm in her class, I feel both capable to be my best self, and free to mess up. Her constructive feedback and adjustments are always tailored to my individual needs as a dancer and artist."
- Alexa Soriano, NYC