Joined Ballet Arizona: 2018
Training: The School of Ballet Arizona, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, The Rock School for Dance Education, Boston Ballet School, The School of American Ballet
Annika began her ballet training in Spokane, Washington under the direction of Peggy Goodner Tan and Dodie Askagard. In 2015, Annika won the Northwest Musicfest Ballet Division junior gold medal and at age 15, moved to Phoenix to become a student at the School of Ballet Arizona. During the summer months, she continued her training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, The Rock School for Dance Education, Boston Ballet School, and the School of American Ballet on full scholarship. In 2016, Annika joined Ballet Arizona’s Studio Company and performed with the company in some of her favorite ballets, George Balanchine’s Walpurgisnaught and Western Symphony. Annika looks forward to her first year as a company member and is inspired by the depth of its artists.