July 1, 2017

Annemieke Bruce

Annemieke started dancing at age three in Ashland, KY under the direction Maria Whaley and Tammy Jo Edge. In 2010, she moved to Washington, D.C. to dance at the Kirov Academy of Ballet and was trained by Marianna Lobanova, Elena Tenchikova and Nikolai Kabaniaev. During her years at Kirov she performed in Swan Lake, Giselle, La Bayadere and as the fairy of Generosity in Sleeping Beauty. After graduating in 2013, she danced for a season with Columbia Classical Ballet in Columbia, SC. For the 2014-2015 season she enjoyed exploring a more contemporary style with Ballet 5:8 in Chicago. Her favorite ballets included The four Seasons of the Soul, The Story of Job, Sigao Ekklesia and Musings. She spent the last two seasons dancing with Atlantic City Ballet, in New Jersey. While dancing with Atlantic City Ballet she had to opportunity to perform in Carmen, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dracula, Conerto Villa Lobos and as a soloist in Phyllis Papa’s Mountain Legend and the Chinese soloist in Nutcracker. She is happy to be joining Virginia National Ballet for the 2017-18 season