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.