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, where she established her professional roots. 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.
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), and her films have been presented in Seattle, Brooklyn, Rome, Battle Lake, MN, and at the American Dance Festival.
Photo: Mike Taing
Photo: Andre Rand
Photo: Andre Rand
Annalee was selected to participate in the Pomore-Connor Choreographic Residency, 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 Kennesaw State University, 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.
Photo: Samantha Miller
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.