Anna Barker

Anna is a choreographer and performer based in Durham, NC. Her company,,  recently premiered her third evening-length work, “Again, but this time with feeling”, following “Feature Presentation” in 2016 and “it’s not me it’s you” in 2014. Anna hails from Durham, North Carolina by way of South Africa by way of London. After spending 10 years dancing in Philadelphia and New York City, Anna relocated back to her hometown to pursue a secondary Pilates certification, and founded her dance theater company with collaborator Leah Wilks. After creating her solo ‘“what about this” and other false starts’ during the 2017 Tobacco Road season, Anna brought 10 new artists into collaboration for ”Again, but this time with feeling”. Anna has presented work as part of the American Dance Festival, Duke Performances, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival (2009, 2015), APAP NYC, The North Carolina Dance Festival, Tobacco Road Dance Productions, WAXworks at Triskelion Arts (Brooklyn), and at Elsewhere Collaborative, The Haw River Ballroom, The Rubenstein at Duke, The Carrack Modern Art Gallery, the Durham Arts Council, the Carrboro ArtsCenter, The Living Arts Collective, Dance New Amsterdam (Manhattan), and the New York Film School (Manhattan). Anna teaches Pilates locally at Bull City Pilates and Massage, and at Ninth Street Dance.



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