Anna Mahalia Rose
Accord, New York
What Moves You?
Anna Mahalia Rose hails from the Shawangunk Mountains of Upstate New York where she received her early training in classical modern, release technique, percussive, ballet, and world dance, and toured professionally across the United States with The Vanaver Caravan Dance Company, appearing in a myriad of venues and festivals including Symphony Space, Jacob’s Pillow, The Egg, and the Lincoln Center Outdoors Festival.
Anna received her BFA in dance at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she choreographed extensively and performed in the works of Netta Yerushalmy, Gregory Dolbashian, Vita Osojnik, Kay Cummings, and Elizabeth Coker. During her time at NYU, Anna also performed at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, Triskelion Arts Comedy in Dance Festival, and at the Florence Dance Festival, where her own choreography was presented.
Over the years, Anna has expanded her training at Bates Dance Festival, B12, White Mountain Dance Festival, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Toscana Dance Hub, and at the New England Center for Circus Arts. At these festivals and others, she has had the pleasure of training with numerous companies and choreographers including Johannes Wieland, Doug Varone, Monica Bill Barnes, David Dorfman, Annamari Keskinen, Tomislav English, Brian Brooks, Shen Wei, Mark Morris, Jodi Melnick, Shannon Gillen, Sidra Bell, Batsheva Dance Company, and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, among others.
Currently, Anna is freelancing in New York as a performer and is in the process of forming her own company. She is currently in the midst of choreographing and co-directing a dance film, which will be released in early 2018.