Anna Ward, Ballet Choreographer, Teacher, Instruction



Anna Ward - Biography / Resume



Anna Ward, Biography:


Anna Ward received her earliest dance training from Frank ad Irina Pal, in her home town Wichita Fallx, TX. Ms. Ward was a scholarship student wit Neubert Ballet at Carnegie Hall, New York Cit ad at the Harvard Summer Dance Center.
Already as a young student, Anna was choreographing and performing.

Anna studied also under the prima ballerina Maria Tallcheif of the Osage Indian tribe.

While living in New York, Anna studied with Istvan Robosky and Peter Nelson. Had modern dance training at the Murray Louis / Alwin Nicolias Dance Lab.

On returning to Texas, Anna began her advanced study wit Mme. Nathalie Krassovska in Dallas. Choreographed and performed in many pieces for the Krassovska Ballet Jeunesse of Dallas. For many years she directed the children program at Krassovska School of Classical Russian Ballet and taught /choreographed for three years at the City Ballet Dallas.

Ms. Ward performed in the musical TEXAS as the Lead Flame under the direction of Neil Hess. Along with dancing principle roles with the Ballet Jeunesse, she also performed with North Texas area companies such as Irving Ballet, Ballet Met, Dance Fusion, Allen Civic Ballet and others. She enjoyed six seasons with the Dallas Opera as a featured dancer.

Anna Ward's choreography has been set on many Texas ballet companies such as Allen Civic Ballet, Ballet for the 21st Century, The Woodlands Festival Ballet, Galveston Choreography Conference, and more. She held the position of an Artistic Director for the Galveston Ballet from 2005 until 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Emerson College in Boston and a Texas teaching certificate from Dallas Baptist University.

Ms Ward was recently honored by being named Artistic Advisor for the Ballet Foundation for the 21st Century, located in Dallas TX. Ms. Ward was commissioned to teach at the prestigious Salzburg International Ballet Academy in Austria (Summer 2008).

in Summer 2009 Ms. Ward traveled to New York's Long Lake Performing Arts Center to choreograph several original ballets.

In June 2010 Galveston Ballet was invited to tour Norway to perform Ms. Ward's choreography.

Anna is part of a network of international faculty for EDAS, European Dance Art, Salzburg, and contines to pursue the creation of her original ballets.




Dallas Baptist University - Teaching Certificate
Emerson College, Boston - BFA

Choreographic Positions:


Galveston Ballet - Galveston, Texas - Choreographer, Ballet Mistress, Director Ballet Foundation of the 21st Century - Dance Institute of Dallas - Guest Choreographer, Artistic Advisor Woodlands Festival Ballet - The Woodlands, Texas - Guest Choreographer Allen Civic Ballet - Allen, Texas - Resident Choreographer Irving Ballet - Irving, Texas - Guest Choreographer Krassovska Ballet Jeunesse of Dallas - Choreographer and Principle company dancer Neubert Ballet - Carnegie Hall Studio Theatre, New York - Choreographer


Training: Dance Technique and Choreography


Glenda Brown Choreography Project - UT Austin, Texas 2002 40th Annual Choreographers Conference - Regional Dance America Baroque Ballet - New York Baroque Ballet Company with Catherine Truocy Harvard Summer Dance Workshops - Boston (Choreography Scholarship) Dance Lab - New York (Modern) with Alwin Nikoliasis/Murray Louis Krassovska School of Russian Classical Ballet with Mme. Nathalie Krassovska (Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo) Neubert Ballet at Carnegie Hall (Choreography Scholarship) with Christine Neubert, Stefan Hoff, Nina Popova New York Conservatory of Dance with Peter Nelson, Istvan Robosky


Teaching Positions:


Instructor - Galveston Ballet - Galveston, Texas
Instructor - City Ballet - Dallas, Texas
Dance Rehearsal Director - The Dallas Opera Cunning Little Vixen 1999 - 2000
Director - Mersservey Dancers, Arts Magnet Schools - Kansas City, Missouri
Director - Krassovska Ballet Junior Company - Dallas, Texas
Director - Emerson Dance Company - Boston, Massachusetts

Dallas Opera Performances:


Mama Vixen - Cunning Little Vixen -Frank Corsaro, Director Flying Valkure -Die Walkure -Roberto Oswald - Director Flying Rhinemaiden -Das Rhinegold -Roberto Oswald - Director Principal Dancer -Ariodante -John Copley of London, Director, Kenneth von Heidecke, Choreographer Waltz and Minuet Dancer - A Masked Ball -M. Hampe, Director, Kenneth von Heidecke, Choreographer Chinese Dancer -Turandot -Bliss, Director, Kenneth von Heidecke, Choreographer




Lead Dancer -Texas! -Neil Hess, Choreographer


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