Anna Daught began taking ballet lessons at the age of 5 in Brandon, Manitoba. She fell in love with ballet and continued her training in Tucson, Arizona at Arizona Ballet Theatre under Cecily Winslow Bressel (Boston Ballet), Rochelle Zide-Booth (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and The Joffrey Ballet, among others), and Norman Walker (Jacob’s Pillow). After moving to Johnson City, Tennessee, Anna danced with the City Youth Ballet under the direction of Susan Pace White and trained under Pat Holden (graduate of the National Ballet School of Canada and dancer with Memphis Ballet). Anna’s training also includes summer intensives with Mercyhurst University and Dance Theatre of Tennessee. Anna is a graduate of Mercyhurst University under Tauna Hunter (Ballet West) where she received her BA in dance with a choreography concentration.
While still in college, Anna was a company member with Lake Erie Ballet where she performed solos in The Nutcracker and various contemporary ballets. After graduation, Anna gained more experience performing with Charlottesville Ballet as a trainee. Anna joined Tampa Ballet Theatre in 2016 and is excited to be in her third season performing with the company!
In addition to performing with Tampa Ballet Theatre, Anna teaches at Tampa Bay Ballet (the official school for Tampa Ballet Theatre) as well as at Contempo School of Dance where she also coaches competition dance teams. Her teams have won special judges awards at several competitions including Leap! and Starquest.