Annie Breneman

Adjunct Assistant Professor

BFA University of Utah

Annie Breneman received most of her early ballet training from Joan Miller’s Palm Beach Ballet Center, Florida. She graduated from Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts High School, in Florida. She received a scholarship to attend the University of Utah, and later graduated with a BFA in Ballet, with a Performing and Teaching emphasis. After her freshman year, she was hired by Ballet West as an Apprentice. She was promoted to Soloist in 2005. Annie recently retired from Ballet West after dancing with them for 13 years. Some of her favorite roles were “Giselle,” in Jonas Kåge’s Giselle, “Snow Queen,” in Willam Christensen’s The Nutcracker, “Fairy Godmother,” in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, “Lilac Fairy,” in Jonas Kåge’s Sleeping Beauty, and “Liberty Bell,” in George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes. She also enjoyed working on contemporary choreography, such as works by Christopher Bruce, William Forsythe, Hans van Manen, Val Canaparoli, James Canfield, Nicolo Fonte, and many others. Annie has taught over the last twelve years at various local dance studios in Utah and most recently spent the last year teaching in the Ballet program at Utah Valley University. She is constantly inspired by students wanting to learn about ballet and how their body moves, which has led to her returning to University of Utah to pursue her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. Annie will be teaching Technique, Pointe, and Health and Wellness during 2013-2014.