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



Artistic Director, Founder, and choreographer Sheena Annalise began choreographing under the wing of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance in “Equator Project”, nurturing her choreographic talent. Her distinct voice in ballet developed through the creation of innovative bodylines and continues to evolve by exploring her fascination with the connection between movement and music.  In her early works, she played with creating her own tempos, accents and pauses in her ballets without the limitations of existing music.  This approach not only accentuated her silent yet rhythmic choreography, but led to the development of her current artistic process; commissioning artists to create music specifically for each repertoire program.

As a mentee, she spent a year inside the walls of Mark Morris Dance Group, which equipped her with the necessary tools to bring Arch Contemporary Ballet to fruition. Through ACB she has received residencies and space grants throughout NYC including HT Chen Dance Center and four time receipient at The Davenport Theatre, and has been named a “Prodigy” by The Women’s Project. She has created over 20 works for ACB (her primary choreographic endeavor), and has accepted numerous commissions including Counterpointe Season II & III, Sacred Heart University, Skidmore University BFA Solos, and was invited for a choreographic lecture at The National Arts Club, among others. Most recently she was selected for the DanceMotion USASM Professional Development Follow On Program at BAM.



Sheena Annalise _ Long Resume



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Artistic Director Sheena Annalise -sheena@archballet.com

Arts Administration Annie Yang – admin@archballet.com