Ballet Technique Ages 13-16
Annalee Traylor is a NYC based freelance creator/choreographer and educator. She is a high school graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and received her BFA with honors from Point Park University. In 2009, she became a founding member of the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble (top 25 to watch in Dance Magazine in 2012) where she established her professional roots. Touring nationally and abroad, she has had the honor of working with renowned choreographers including but not limited to: Robert Battle, Christopher Huggins, Sidra Bell, Camille A. Brown, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Earl Mosley, Kevin Wynn, and Kevin Iega Jeff.
As a freelance dancer, she has performed with multiple companies/projects including No)one Art House, LA Rock Opera, BrockusRED, Clairobscur Dance Co, C. Eule Dance, Pennington Dance Group, Voices Carry Inc., Dolly Sfeir, and slowdanger.Her live work has been presented at numerous venues in cities including Los Angeles, NYC, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Huntsville, Texas, and Rotterdam, Netherlands, and her films have been shown in Seattle, Brooklyn, Rome, Minnesota, and at the American Dance Festival in North Carolina. She has been commissioned by Periapsis Music and Dance, Texture Contemporary Ballet, REED Dance, Infra Dance Company of Carnegie Mellon, Point Park University’s International Summer Dance, Dance Canvas, Montclair High School Dance Company, and Voices Carry Inc. Most recently, she was named Outstanding Choreographer at the 2020 Youth America Grand Prix regionals in Pittsburgh, PA. Ms. Traylor was chosen for the Terra Nova Choreographic residency in Los Angeles (2017), the Emerging Artist Residency with Periapsis Music and Dance in NYC (2018), and a residency at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA (2019). Her work has been presented at the Dance Gallery Festival in both NYC and Texas as well as at the 38th and 39th annual iconic Battery Dance Festival.
Annalee feels a personal responsibility to share her passion and knowledge with younger generations. She has taught master classes throughout the United States, at numerous summer intensives, and been on faculty at schools on the east and west coasts. She has been a guest teaching artist at Carnegie Mellon University, Sam Houston State University, Point Park University, Slippery Rock University, Dekalb School of the Arts in Atlanta, and The Creative and Performing Arts High School in Pittsburgh among others. She has taught and choreographed for youth ensembles such as REED Dance II in Pittsburgh and Dancewave in Brooklyn, where she is currently on faculty. She has choreographed contemporary solos and ensembles that have won the regional Youth Grand Prix and have gone on to perform in the YAGP finals as well as the International Ballet Competition in Jackson. Ms. Traylor is also on faculty at Point Park International Summer Dance, the virtual international dance school, Ballet Together, and the guiDANCE experience, the only Youth Protection Advocates in Dance certified competition and convention in the world. Annalee also holds a certification in classical Pilates through the prestigious Romana’s Pilates.