Annalee Traylor is a NYC based freelance creator/choreographer and educator. She is a high school graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts and obtained her BFA cum laude from Point Park University where she was awarded the Nicole Marie Falbo Scholarship. During her time in Pittsburgh, she became a founding member of the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble (top 25 in Dance Magazine 2012) under the direction of Greer Reed, where she established her professional roots. Touring nationally and abroad, she has had the honor of working with renowned choreographers including Robert Battle, Christopher Huggins, Sidra Bell, Camille A. Brown, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Earl Mosley, Kevin Wynn, and Kevin Iega Jeff among others. As a freelance artist, she has performed with multiple companies/projects including No)one Art House, Voices Carry Inc., LA Rock Opera, BrockusRED, Clairobscur Dance Co, C. Eule Dance, Pennington Dance Group, Dolly Sfeir, and slowdanger.
Her live work has been presented at numerous venues nationally and abroad including but not limited to Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Hudson Guild, Gibney, Green Space, Battery Park , Kumble
Theatre, Mimoda Theatre, Diavolo Performance Space, Highways Performance Space, Fox Theatre, Ferst Center for the Arts, New Hazlet Theatre,
Kelly Strayhorn Theatre, Succop Theatre at BC3,
and Maaspodium (Rotterdam, NLD),
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Her dance film “the ninety9” won third place at the Front and Main Festival in Temecula, CA and has been shown in Seattle, Brooklyn, Rome, Battle Lake, MN, and at the American Dance Festival. Annalee was selected to participate in residencies: Terra Nova Coreographic Residency, Periapsis Music and Dance Emerging Artist Residency, Highways Performance Space residency, and the Ardsley Residency through the Dance Gallery Festival. Commissions include Voices Carry, Inc, Texture Contemporary Ballet, Point Park International Summer Dance, REED DANCE, REED Dance II, Infra Dance Company (Carnegie Mellon University), Montclair High School Dance Company, Periapsis Music and Dance, and Dance Canvas. Her work was also presented at the iconic 38th & 39th Battery Dance Festival and at The Dance Gallery Festival in both NYC and Texas.
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In addition to creating, Ms. Traylor feels a personal responsibility to share her passion and knowledge with younger generations. She has taught master classes throughout the United States, at numerous summer intensives, and been on faculty at schools on the east and west coasts. She has been a guest teaching artist at Carnegie Mellon University, Sam Houston State University, Point Park University, Slippery Rock University, Dekalb School of the Arts, and The Creative and Performing Arts High School in Pittsburgh among others. Ms. Traylor is on faculty at Dancewave, the guiDANCE experience, and the online teaching platform, Ballet Together. She is also a certified classical Pilates instructor through prestigious Romana's Pilates.