Anna Rogovoy makes dances in quiet celebration of individuality. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Her work has been presented at JACK (Brooklyn, NY), Eden’s Expressway (NYC), The Tank (NYC), and The Cocoon Theatre (Rhinebeck and Poughkeepsie, NY). She has also been an artist-in-residence and created new work at Bennington College (Bennington, VT) and the Berkshire Choreography Project (Pittsfield, MA). Anna is a 2016-2017 commissioned artist for the Oye Group (FKA Brooklyn Gypsies). She is a fiscally sponsored artist through New York Live Arts.
Through the Merce Cunningham Trust, Anna has danced in several works by Merce Cunningham. From 2012 to 2015 she danced with former Merce Cunningham Dance Company member Daniel Roberts.
Anna is also an accomplished arts manager, mostly recently for Damian Woetzel with Lil Buck and for Michelle Dorrance/Dorrance Dance. Currently she manages an independent toy store in Brooklyn in addition to various freelance producing and administrative projects.
Anna earned her B.A. from Bennington College (2013). At Bennington she studied release technique, improvisation, composition, Cunningham, ballet, butoh, visual art, and literature. She performed new works by faculty members Terry Creach, Dana Reitz, and Susan Sgorbati, among others.
Anna has also studied gaga, Ohad Naharin’s movement language, since 2010, including a month of research at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Anna has over five years of experience teaching ballet and improvisation at various levels. Her ballet classes place emphasis on healthy alignment, complex and delightful musicality, and a full-bodied awareness that supports the contemporary dancer. Anna's improvisation classes draw on her study of gaga as well as somatic practices, using layered imagery to promote an individualized exploration of sensation and effort while connecting to form. She has taught workshops and open classes at Bennington College, The Cocoon Theatre, and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.