Anna began dancing recreationally at the age of three until becoming a student at the Grand Rapids Ballet School at age 7. During her time at GRBS, she danced in the Junior and Senior companies and performed alongside the company dancers until graduating high school. Anna furthered her dance education at Western Michigan University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Bachelor of Science in Special Education. At WMU, Anna was trained in ballet, jazz, and modern, and participated/performed under guest artist residencies. She started teaching dance classes while in college. Anna has taught ballet, contemporary, jazz, and recreation dance classes, and was previously a performing arts counselor at a recreational summer camp.
Anna’s full-time job is at Lowell High School where she is a special education teacher. Additionally, Anna has been the choreographer for the school’s musical program at the high school for the past two years. Anna is passionate about creating an inclusive environment, building relationships, and sharing her diverse knowledge and experience with her students. In her free time, Anna enjoys yoga, reading, and traveling.