Photo by: Jeff-Cravotta 

Anna Gerberich

Hometown: Pennsylvania
Dancing Since: Age 7
Seasons with North Carolina Dance Theatre: 9
Never misses an episode of: Bold and the Beautiful
If she weren’t dancing she would be: A Baker
Favorite vacation spot: St. Augustine
Favorite thing about Charlotte: Restaurants of all varieties
Advice for aspiring dancers: “Don’t let anyone tell you, you have the wrong body type or bad feet…you can always be the first to change something in the dance world.”

Anna began her training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet with Marcia Dale Weary and was a featured performer in CPYB’s performing company. In 2004 she was invited by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux to apprentice with North Carolina Dance Theatre. The following year, at 16, she joined the Company. Anna received the Pointe Magazine NERDA Award of Promise in 2001 and was awarded the Barbara Weisberger RDA Founders Award of Excellence in 2004. She competed in the Youth America Grand Prix, where she received first place at regionals and was a finalist at the international level. Her favorite roles include Little Mermaid in Mark Diamond’s Little Mermaid, Dwight Rhoden’s Moody Booty Blues, Sanguinic in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments and “The Liberty Bell” in Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes.