Anna 18

I am a dancer, choreographer, arts administrator, general techie (both on and offline), scientist, activist, and snarky intersectional feminist. I graduated from Brown University in May 2018 with a degree in Neuroscience (Magna Cum Laude, Sigma Xi Honor Society). While at Brown, I 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, I had the pleasure of performing works by Rachel Erdos, Danielle Davidson, Robert Battle, Ruth Andrien, Donald McKayle, and many more. My senior year I also danced as a company apprentice for American Dance Legacy Initiative. I 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 my work. While studying at American Dance Festival under Nia Love, I developed a passion for creating site specific dance and aspire to continue doing so. Along with Nia Sanders, I am a co-founder of Here’s T(w)o Collective. My 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, I manage and design websites for a variety of artists. I am a passionate arts administrator, and have worked for a host of dance organizations both in and out of the university. I 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 my writings on feminism, dance, and more, see here. To view my recent choreographic work, see here. For inquiries about dance, web work, arts administration and more, please fill out the contact form below or email me at bjella.anna@gmail.com.