Anna Sofia Bridge

director

Anna discovered her love for ballet while growing up dancing in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She received her early training at New Mexico Dance Theater & Performance Company under the artistic direction of Susan Baker-Dillingham. Anna went on to attend the School for Classical & Contemporary Dance at Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in ballet and modern dance and a minor in arts administration. While at TCU, Anna received the Nordan Fine Arts Scholarship and the Walt Steimel Dance Scholarship. In 2012, Anna moved to Denver, Colorado, to pursue a professional dance career where she performed with Zikr Dance Ensemble, Dawson|Wallace Dance Project, and BRIAH Danse. She also had the pleasure of being the rehearsal assistant for several seasons to David Taylor, Artistic Director of Zikr Dance Ensemble. Anna has taught various dance styles and choreographed for several schools in Colorado and New Mexico, including A Time to Dance (Monument), Colorado Ballet Academy (Denver), Littleton Dance Academy (Littleton), Metropolitan Academy of Dance (Centennial), Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (Santa Fe), National Dance Institute New Mexico (NDI-NM) Hiland program, and New Mexico Dance Theater (Los Alamos). She is also a BASI Pilates instructor. When Anna moved back to New Mexico in 2018, she became the School Director for the New Mexico Ballet Company. She is thrilled to be directing NMBC’s 2020 production of Alice in Wonderland.

Meet the Musicians

CELLO
Amy Huzjak
Jonathan Flaksman •••

Carla Lehmeier-Tatum
Ian Mayne-Brody
Dana Winograd
David Schepps
Lisa Collins
Elizabeth Purvis

BASS
Jean-Luc Matton •+
Zachary Bush
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Mark Tatum ••
Katherine Olszowka
Terry Pruitt
Sam Brown

Frank Murry

FLUTE
Valerie Potter
Jiyoun Hur ••

OBOE
Kevin Vigneau
Amanda Talley

ENGLISH HORN
Melissa Peña ••+
Lauren Keating ••++

CLARINET
Marianne Shifrin •+
Ivan Valbuena ++

Lori Lovato •••
Timothy Skinner

E-FLAT CLARINET
Lori Lovato

BASS CLARINET
Timothy Skinner +
Cory Tamez ++

BASSOON
Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

HORN
Peter Erb
Allison Tutton
Katelyn Lewis •••
Maria Long ••••

TRUMPET
John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando
Sam Oatts •••

TROMBONE
Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

BASS TROMBONE
David Tall

TUBA
Richard White

TIMPANI
Micah Harrow

PERCUSSION
Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Cornelius

HARP
Matthew Tutsky

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Assistant Principal ••
Associate Principal •••
Assistant ••••
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