June 15, 2013

Artistic Director



“The brain child behind such an inventive company…At 25, she has to be the youngest working female Artistic Director with such successful repertoire… I am certain Sheena Annalise will make history as one of the greats in choreography in the years to come. Her innovative mind and her own distinct language of mesmerizing body lineage combined with generating new audiences..will continue to build a lasting impression.’ – DANCENTHUSIAST.COM

“might just be the answer to this beautiful art form surviving for hundreds of years more.” – DANCE INFORMA

“…pushing boundaries” – THE PHILLY INQUIRER

“Blown away… by a rising, ingenious and brilliant choreographer, Sheena Annalise and her growingly recognizable company Arch Contemporary Ballet.” – DANCENTHUSIAST.COM

“…choreography was fresh, innovative and insightful phrase-work. It was at one level visually impressive, even breathtaking. At another, it was complementary to the emotional content and depth of the overall work…a felt experience that words can’t quite describe.” – DANCE INFORMA MAGAZINE



Sheena Annalise is an American choreographer praised as a rising luminary for her distinct voice in ballet, fusing innovative bodylines and cutting edge concepts. Her thought provoking works often collaborate with technologists, visual artists, neuroscientists, and composers in music genres from EDM to neo-classical.

Ms. Annalise a five-time recipient of The Davenport Theatre performance grant, was selected for DanceMotion USASM PDP 2018, HT Chen New Steps Residency 2014, and has been named a “Prodigy” by The Project for Women. She was invited by The National Arts Club for a choreographic lecture “The New Era : Ballet + Technology” about her repertoire of over 20 ballets. Her commissioned works include the Sacred Heart University Ballet Department, SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance BFA Senior Pas de deux, Skidmore University BFA Senior Solo, and Boston Conservatory BFA Solo.

A|B performs at NYC’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Sheen Center, The Davenport Theatre, and across the country at Tempe Center for the Arts Arizona, Boston’s Paramount Theatre, and Detroit’s Marlene Boll Theatre.

Her fascination in choreography began as a teen under the wing of Wayne McGregor |Random Dance in Equator Project, nurturing her choreographic talent.  As a mentee in 2012, she spent a year inside the walls of Mark Morris Dance Group, which equipped her with the necessary tools to bring Arch Ballet to fruition.

She has been featured in Dance Informa Magazine, Huffington Post, Dance Enthusiast, Detroit News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Explore Dance, Dance Mogul Magazine, among others. Her continued work includes writing the first contemporary ballet pedagogy method and producing an autobiographical documentary “The Contemporary Ballet Architect” to premiere in 2020. Learn more at www.archballet.com/artistic-director.


Sheena Annalise _ Long Resume



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Artistic Director Sheena Annalise -sheena@archballet.com

Arts Administration Annie Yang – admin@archballet.com