MISS ANNANDA has performed across New York City and New Jersey with choreographers Doug Elkins, Brian Brooks, and Julia Ritter. She has also performed with Savion Glover in a tap performance in New York City, as well as Walt Disney World and Madison Square Garden. Annanda has over a decade of teaching experience with high school and elementary students, teaching performance skills, choreography, creative dance, ballet, modern, tap, hip hop, and various other styles of dance.
Annanda has been on faculty at Inner Grace Dance since 2019. She teaches combo dance classes and hip hop. Previously, she has been a dance educator for The Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, Mason Gross Extension Division, as well as various dance studios in New York and New Jersey. Annanda was fortunate to participate in the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) National Training Curriculum. There she received her ballet pedagogy and teaching certification, focusing on Pre-Primary to Level 3. She later was hired by ABT as a ballet instructor to teach students in Pre-Primary and Primary A at the American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Satellite School at Mason Gross School of the Arts. In addition to her teaching experience, Annanda is also experienced in writing dance curriculum. Together with a team of dance instructors, she helped write the PK-12 Dance Curriculum for the State of NJ Department of Education. This experience afforded her additional opportunities to instruct various dance styles, high school dance team, cheerleading, color guard, gymnastics, acrobatics and choreography across the state of New Jersey.
A graduate of Rutgers University, Annanda received her Masters of Education Degree (EdM) in Dance Education, a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts/Dance and holds a PK-12 Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing for Dance Education and Physical Education. In addition to teaching at Inner Grace Dance, Annanda is a teacher at Watchung Hills Regional High School and previously their Dance Educator in the Performing Arts Department.
Annanda’s love and passion for the art of dance is equal only to the love she has for her students. She has a passion for teaching children and supporting their artistic development through dance. Her wealth of experiences as both a performer and educator, combined with her dedication and passion for dance, creates a welcoming and exciting environment for her students to learn and grow.
Since our start in 2012 our mission has been to build our student’s self esteem through dance. We intend to make all of our dancers feel confident and comfortable while experiencing the joy of dance and movement. We accomplish our goal by keeping our classes small and giving our students individual attention so that they feel as though they can reach their potential while still having fun. Our classes do not exceed 15 students per class and we always have two teachers in every class. This assures that every student becomes an integral part of the learning process and experience.
Our recreational classes are designed to give our students an avenue to learn dance in an atmosphere that is instructional but also allows for freedom of expression through many improvisational activities and games. Our competition groups are designed to give our more committed dancer the opportunity to compete while eliminating the stress and pressure that is associated with competitive dance.