Guest Master Class Tuesday May 24th, 2016
Anna Duvall –Choreographic visionary and an artist by design through a creative capacity that has no bounds.
With her keen eye for such visual applications as set and costume design, her productions – previously showcased in Denver and New York City, as well as Jerusalem – exude her distinctly elegant, theatrical flair.
Excelling in dance since an early age, Anna was a first place scholarship recipient of the Denver Ballet Guild and among the first Americans invited to study at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, a story which garnered news coverage from both CNN and the Moscow Times.
She received full scholarships from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, San Francisco Ballet and Colorado Ballet School. Connected with a variety of international artists, Duvall found a guest artist opportunity in Japan to perform, teach, and further her training.
Anna’s professional dance career began with Colorado Ballet, where she performed for over a decade in roles such as Clara in the Nutcracker, the Spring Fairy in Cinderella, Russian Girl in Serenade, and the White Cat in Sleeping Beauty. With the Colorado-based Ballet Nouveau – Anna earned critical praise from the Denver Post for her role as Snow Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. Upon later joining California Ballet, she performed in such productions as the company’s Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and various Repertory works.
Anna has taught ballet both nationally and internationally for nearly two decades.
Pedagogy Masters of Arts NYU & ABT
In December of 2015, Anna completed her Master of Arts at NYU on scholarship, to further her teaching credentials and partake in American Ballet Theatre’s Pedagogy Master’s Program at the University.
American Ballet Theatre, National Training Curriculum also has a special focus on the health of the student and proper developmental stages of teaching.
"Through my Masters, I am now fully certified in the NTC training. The program takes an in depth look at the health guidelines, laid out by leading Physical Therapists in the ballet field, and I have learned to fully implement those practices into my ballet classes."
"At the NYU Masters program with American Ballet Theatre, I also had the honor to assist in the ABT Outreach Programs, as well as the ballet classes and productions at the ABT, JKO School. - Anna Duvall