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Annalee Traylor is a 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. She is currently an MFA candidate at California Institute of the Arts. 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. As a freelance artist, she has performed with No)one Art House, Voices Carry Inc., LA Rock Opera, BrockusRED, Clairobscur Dance Co, C. Eule Dance, Pennington Dance Group, Dolly Sfeir, and slowdanger.
Collectively, her work has been presented nationally and abroad in LA, NYC, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Huntsville (TX), Seattle, Temecula, Brooklyn, Battle Lake, Durham, Rotterdam, NLD, and Rome, IT. In 2020, Annalee was awarded Outstanding Choreographer at the Youth American Grand Prix regionals. She has been commissioned and granted residencies by Kennesaw State University, The Dance Gallery Festival, Highways Performance Space, and Periapsis Music and Dance. Other commissions include Texture Contemporary Ballet, REED Dance, PPU’s International Summer Dance, Houston Contemporary II, Dance Canvas, and Voices Carry Inc.
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As an educator, Annalee finds joy in sharing her experiences and passion 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, Dekalb School of the Arts, and The Creative and Performing Arts High School in Pittsburgh among others. Ms. Traylor is on faculty at the guiDANCE experience and currently teaches Institute Ballet at California Institute of the Arts. She is also a certified classical Pilates instructor through the prestigious Romana's Pilates.