Anna Gerberich

Biography

Anna Gerberich was born in Pennsylvania and started dancing at age 7 at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) under Marcia Dale Weary's instruction. She was a featured performer with the CPYB Performing Company and got to dancein Balanchine’s Nutcracker with Benjamin Millepied. Her training also included many summer programs on full scholarship including Kaatsbaan, Kirov Academy and American Ballet Theatre. She is currently dancing at the Joffrry Ballrt school in Chicago.


In 2001, she was awarded the Pointe Magazine NERDA Award of Promise and was first place at the 2003 Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals and placed in the top 10 at the finals. In 2004, she was awarded the Barbara Weisberger RDA Found

ers Award for Excellence. That same year, she was invited by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride to apprentice with the Charlotte Ballet, and in 2005 at the age of 16, was the youngest person ever hired into the company. She was promoted to Soloist and then Principal within three years.


In her 10 years of ballet, Anna danced many principal roles in Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes and Coppélia. She recently performed the role of Juliet in London and was featured in the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors and a PBS documentary honoring Patricia McBride.

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