Artist Profiles

Anna Thompson

Medium: Dance

Anna Thompson originally hails from the rolling hills of Frederick, Md. and the moors of Nantucket, Ma. She is a graduate of Point Park University (BA Dance ‘12) a certified Power Pilates teacher, and reiki practitioner. Since graduating, Anna has worked extensively with the Pillow Project, with whom she had the opportunity to travel and perform in spaces and places as unique and varied as Paris, France and The Carrie Furnace in Braddock, Pa. She has also created and performed with many Pittsburgh artists/entities including merrygogo, H2O, Poof (co-director), Host Skull, Mark C. Thompson, Jasmine Hearn, and her partner Taylor Knight. Taylor and Anna have had opportunities to showcase their work at the Goose Route Site Specific Dance Festival (WV), UNLISTED: Second Steel, and the Current Sessions (NY). Anna is a passionate educator and lifelong learner. Anna currently teaches creative movement, pre-ballet, improvisation, modern, and jazz at Dance Conservatory of Pittsburgh and Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh.