Photo by Maria Baranova

[ID: Anna, a white woman with a brown ponytail wearing a black t-shirt and black pants slices a large black flag creating a stripe across the foreground of the image. She is outside, and in the out of focus background, a row of audience members sit behind watching her.]

Anna Sperber

Anna Sperber is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and performer. Her work has been described by The New York Times as “immediately compelling” and “wonderfully strange” with “moments of theatrical magic.” Sperber received a 2022 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” award nomination for Outstanding Choreographer / Creator for Bow Echo (2021). Her work has been presented and commissioned by The Kitchen, The Joyce Theater UNLEASHED Series, The Chocolate Factory, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Gibney Dance, and Dance Theater Workshop in New York City, as well as by the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC. Sperber has received fellowships and residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, Bogliasco Foundation in Bogliasco Italy, The Marble House Project, as a Schonberg Fellow at Dance The Yard, Center for Performance Research, Gibney Dance DiP (Dance in Process), Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council on Governors Island, and Movement Research. Her work has been supported by New Music USA Live Music for Dance, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, and Brooklyn Arts Council. Sperber has collaborated extensively with esteemed experimental composers and live musicians as well as visual designers in New York City. These interdisciplinary collaborations are crucial to the integration of visual and sonic landscapes with the moving body in her work. Sperber was a co-founder of classclassclass, designed to nurture new dance teachers while offering reduced class rates, and was a co-curator of the 2008 Movement Research Spring Festival. She has taught as a guest artist at American Dance Festival, Movement Research, Freeskewl, Gibney Dance, Hunter College, George Washington University, and Wayne State University. Sperber founded and ran BRAZIL, a studio and intimate performance space in Bushwick, Brooklyn from 2004 to 2014 and Sunset Space from 2019-2020.

Upcoming Classes & Events


Past Classes & Events

Morning Class

February 25, 2020
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Morning Class

Mon, Feb 3 – Feb 10, 2020
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[SUB] Morning Class

Fri, Nov 2 – Nov 9, 2018
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Morning Class

October 09, 2017
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Morning Class

October 02, 2017
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