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Anna (they/she) is a dancer, choreographer, arts administrator, general techie (both on and offline), scientist, activist, and snarky intersectional feminist. She graduated from Brown University in May 2018 with a degree in Neuroscience (Magna Cum Laude, Sigma Xi Honor Society). While at Brown, they co-founded a student choreography incubator called the Dancers/Choreographers Alliance that fosters collaborations between interdisciplinary artists and questions normative notions of choreography and dance. Additionally, they had the pleasure of performing works by Rachel Erdos, Danielle Davidson, Robert Battle, Ruth Andrien, Donald McKayle, and many more. Her senior year she also danced as a company apprentice for American Dance Legacy Initiative. They had the pleasure of attending Sidra Bell’s MODULE during the winter of 2018 and 2019, which has highly influenced the role of improvisation in their work. While studying at American Dance Festival under Nia Love, she developed a passion for creating site specific dance and aspires to continue doing so. Along with Nia Sanders, they are a co-founder of Here’s T(w)o Collective. Their work has been presented at Movement Research at the Judson Church, the Spitball Series at the Bauman, The Craft NY, The Dance Complex, Brown University, the American Dance Festival student showings, and The Newport Art Museum.

In addition to dancing, Anna manages and designs websites for a variety of artists. They are a passionate arts administrator, and have worked for a host of dance organizations both in and out of the university. They firmly believe in being an advocate for dance, in an economy that frequently refuses to validate it, via rigorous, radical, people-oriented administration.

To read her writings on feminism, dance, and more, see here. To view her recent choreographic work, see here. For inquiries about dance, web work, arts administration and more, please fill out the contact form below or email Anna at bjella.anna@gmail.com.