Anna Long is a performer, choreographer, and certified Gaga teacher based in the United States. Raised in Massachusetts, Anna began her dance training with New England Dance Academy of Attleboro. She earned her degree in dance and biology at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. In 2011, Anna was accepted to the pilot Gaga Teachers Training program in Tel Aviv, and trained under Ohad Naharin, Gaga faculty, and members of Batsheva Dance Company.
Anna became a certified Gaga teacher in 2012. Since then, she served as a guest teacher for Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company, CSU Long Beach, Columbia College, TU Dance, Lee Saar, James Sewell Ballet, and Punch Drunk Theatre’s Sleep No More. She has also hosted Gaga/choreography workshops in Boston, Chicago, Paris, Denver, and Los Angeles. She is currently on faculty as a Gaga instructor for Hubbard Street Dance Company’s Pre-professional program: HSPro and teaches ongoing Gaga classes in Chicago.
Anna has created works independently at Links Hall in Chicago as well as on Visceral Dance Chicago, Dance Works Chicago, Elements Contemporary Ballet, Loyola Marymount College, Dance in the Parks Chicago, Extensions Dance Company, and James Graham Dance Theater in San Francisco. Anna was a featured artist for Dixon Place’s Under Exposed series in New York City and the inaugural Netherlands Choreography Competition in 2017. Most recently, Anna has been selected to present work at the VHS International Solo Dance Theater Festival in Stuttgart, Germany in spring 2019.
Outside of her artistic endeavors, Anna is an advocate for rare disease research, an avid lover of languages, and film enthusiast.
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