Anna GrunewaldCorps de Ballet
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Anna Grunewald is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she trained at the Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh. During the summers, Anna continued her training at Boston Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, and Ballet West and expanded her performance experience as an apprentice with the Charlotte Ballet at the Chautauqua summer program.
In 2018, Anna graduated from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music with a Bachelor of Science in Ballet Performance and an Outside Field in Arts Management. Among her instructors were Michael Vernon, Violette Verdy, Sarah Wroth, Kyra Nichols, Carla Korbes, and Shawn Stevens. During her time at Indiana University, Anna performed soloist and principal roles in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Divertimento No. 15, and La Source, as well as the principal role of Giselle and Bournonville’s Flower Festival In Genzano.
Anna danced with Ballet Arizona for the 2018-2019 season under the direction of Ib Andersen and had the opportunity to perform soloist roles such as Princess Florine and the Songbird Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty.
She joined MCB as a corps de ballet dancer in 2019.
Roles since joining MCB
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®
I’m Old Fashioned
George Balanchine/Jerome Robbins