Artistic Director and choreographer, Sheena Annalise, began choreographing at age 14 under the direction of Kellye Dodd, Cristina McClelland, and Gary Masters. At the early age of 15 she was honored to work with Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in “ Equator Project”, nurturing her choreographic talent. She quickly found her voice by creating innovative body lines and exploring her fascination with the connection between movement and music. She began to play with creating her own tempos, accents, and pauses in her ballets without the limitations of existing music. Looking to accentuate her silent yet rhythmic choreography, she developed her artistic process of commissioning artists to create music specifically to each repertoire program. Annalise spent 2012 mentoring with the Mark Morris Dance Group, when she then founded Arch Contemporary Ballet the following year. Through ACB she has received residencies and space grants throughout NYC and has been named a “Prodigy” by The Women’s Project. She has been invited to teach repertoire workshops at Emerson College in Boston, MA, Rhode Island Community College, The Carr Center in Detroit, MI, Seton Hill University, and more.