Joined Ballet Arizona: 2018
Training: Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh, Boston Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, Ballet West
Other Companies: Charlotte Ballet at the Chautauqua
Anna Grunewald is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she trained at the Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh. During the summers, Anna continued her training at Boston Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, and Ballet West and expanded her performance experience as an apprentice with the Charlotte Ballet at the Chautauqua summer program. In the spring of 2018, Anna graduated from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music with a Bachelor of Science in Ballet Performance and an Outside Field in Arts Management. Among her instructors were Michael Vernon, Violette Verdy, Sarah Wroth, Kyra Nichols, Carla Korbes, and Shawn Stevens. During her time at Indiana University, Anna performed soloist and principal roles in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Divertimento No.15, and La Source as well as the principal role of Giselle, Bournonville’s Flower Festival In Genzano, and Sasha Janes’ Lascia La Spina. Anna is thrilled to be beginning her professional career with Ballet Arizona.