Portrait of Anna Bass

Anna Bass

Dancer Anna Bass joined Monica Bill Barnes and Company in 2003. She has performed Barnes’s work all over the US, and on stages ranging from public fountains and city parks, to New York City Center and Carnegie Hall.

Bass and Barnes began their duet work in Barnes’ Suddenly Summer Somewhere (2007) and have continued in The Way it Feels (2009), The Snow Globe Show (2012) and Luster (2012).

In addition to her performance work with the company, Bass also teaches repertory workshops and master classes. She assisted Barnes with new dance works for Parsons Dance and Juilliard New Dances, with roller derby choreography for The Jammer at the Atlantic Theater, and in This American Life Live! with a solo for David Rakoff. 

Bass is also a certified yoga instructor and teaches in New York City. Her early dance training included studying ballet at Virginia School of the Arts and performing with her local studio in jazz and tap competitions around the Southeast. Bass is originally from Forest, Virginia and holds a B.A. in Dance and Theater from James Madison University.

Credit: Christopher Duggan