Photos by Jordan Brannock

Anna Merritt

Anna is a Brooklyn based mover, maker, and learner. She is an alumnus of The School of Dance at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia where she studied under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. Anna’s current dance research seeks to rewrite the history of Appalachian and Blue Ridge areas—making them female oriented, pink, floral, shiny, sparkly, and plastic. Her work and interests aim to make the wind, find the whimsy, and feel the joy in every moment.