Anna Gerberich

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Anna Gerberich joined The Joffrey Ballet in 2015.

 

Ms. Gerberich is a native of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, and began her training at the age of seven with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. She was a featured performer with the CPYB Performing Company and had the privilege of dancing the role of Sugar Plum Fairy in Balanchine’s Nutcracker with Benjamin Millepied. Her training also included many summer programs on full scholarship including Kaatsbaan, Kirov Academy and American Ballet Theatre.

 

She was awarded the Pointe Magazine NERDA Award of Promise in 2001. She came in first place at the 2003 Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals and placed in the top 10 at the finals. In 2004, she was awarded the Barbara Weisberger RDA Founders Award for Excellence. That same year, she was invited by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride to apprentice with the Charlotte Ballet, and in 2005 at the age of 16, was the youngest person ever hired into the company. She was promoted to Soloist and then Principal within three years.

 

In her 10 years with the Charlotte Ballet, Ms. Gerberich danced many principal roles in Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Cinderella (Cinderella), Sleeping Beauty (Aurora), Spring Water pas de duex, Dwight Rhoden’ Othello (Desdemona), Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land (Red Couple), Marius Petipa’s Don Quixote (Kitri), George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes (The Liberty Bell), and Coppélia (Swanilda). She recently performed the role of Juliet in London and was featured in the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors and a PBS documentary honoring Patricia McBride.

 

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