Anna Brown Massey
Anna is a choreographer, teacher, and performer. Anna danced with over 25 companies in New York City, and teaches diverse methods of action, composition, and arts entrepreneurship. Her choreographic and teaching practices are rooted in inclusivity and community.
Anna draws from a background in North Atlantic percussive and Scottish dances to bring rhythmic attention to choreographic forms. She works intimately with sound, and frequently enlist text in conversation with movement. Her research manifests in outside installations, multi-media immersions, and dances on stages.
Anna builds arts cooperatives. She co-founded NACHMO, The Moves Project, and the Columbus Dance Alliance. She has received grants and residencies from the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, the Times Square Alliance, The Work Office, NTHCCC, Marble House Project and the Research Fellowship for Livable Futures. She has been a faculty member at San Diego State University since 2017 and joined the Lynch Dance Institute in 2021. Anna holds an MFA in Dance from the Ohio State University.