Originally from Austin, TX, Anna Reyes began her training at Tapestry Dance Company, participating in Tapestry’s pre-apprentice program, Visions In Rhythm, for five years. As a high school student, she received the Young Masters Grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts in 2004.
Anna trained at The Boston Conservatory and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance Performance in May 2011. She supplemented her training with summer programs such as Interlochen, LINES Ballet, Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Traditions, The Movement Invention Project, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Maine Island Dance Festival on scholarship. At Jacob’s Pillow, she performed in new works by Aszure Barton, Helen Pickett, and Tero Saarinen. Post graduation, she danced professionally with several Boston-based companies and choreographers, such as Luminarium Dance Company, BoSoma Dance, Jo-Me Dance Theatre, Lydia Zimmer Dance and Olivier Besson. She also taught across different neighborhoods in Boston, including The Brookline Ballet, Jeanette Neill School of Dance, Brookline Academy of Dance, and Mass Motion Studios. Currently, Anna is a teaching artist for Notes in Motion, a non-profit organization that brings dance to NYC public schools.
Anna’s work has been presented throughout Boston, New York City, and Austin. In 2013, she choreographed and starred in Eighteen, a video piece by acclaimed visual artists Hubbard and Birchler, which is currently on exhibit in art galleries internationally. Ms. Reyes premiered her Kickstarter-funded dance video piece The Good Parts of Being Alive at Make Shift Boston. Chosen as a 2015 Resident Choreographer for The Boston Center for the Arts, she used her residency to expand The Good Parts of Being Alive into a multimedia piece with video and live dance. Most recently, Anna was awarded a Creation Residency at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, CA slated for October 2017. She will collaborate with her sister, Paulina Reyes, an architect and design fellow at The University of Michigan.