Anna Elliott, Part-Time Faculty in Theatre & Dance, Theatre & Dance

Phone
614-823-1258

Email
aelliott1@otterbein.edu

Anna has been a member of the dance faculty at Otterbein University Department of Theater and Dance since 2013.  She teaches tap, jazz and ballet.  Born and raised in Ohio, Anna began studying dance at a very young age.  She has extensive training in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Musical Theater. During her professional career, Anna became a Radio City Rockette at the age of 18.  She was fortunate enough to be a part of this legendary group of women for 8 years.  While with the Rockettes she performed on the Today Show, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting, The Rachel Ray Show, the Nate Berkus Show. Anna performed in many other televised appearances locally and nationally as a Rockette.  She was a part of many commercials for the Radio City Christmas Show and you can find her in the 75th Celebration Edition book titled, Radio City Spectacular.  Anna was also a part of the ensemble in the First National Broadway Tour of 42nd Street choreographed by Randy Skinner, and performed in many theaters across the country.  With Otterbein, she debuted her choreography with her piece “Unconditional” in the 2017 Dance Concert Move Me, as well as, choreographing “Cinderella” in the 2018 Dance Concert Gloriously Grimm.  Anna was the Associate Choreographer next to Stella Kane for Otterbein’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, as well as, Otterbein’s production of Singing in the Rain.   Other choreography credits include Westerville’s Summer Children’s Theater, Lion King Jr and Aladdin Jr, as well as, Westerville South’s 2018 production of Little Shop of Horrors.  Anna is a local and national judge in the competitive dance field and has taught master classes around the country. Anna is also a certified pilates instructor and a Professional Dance Coach.

Education

  • Fordham University
  • The Ohio State University

Research, Creative, & Professional Work

Professional Experience
  •  New York Radio City Rockette from 2002-2011
  • 1st National Tour of 42nd Street Choreographed by Randy Skinner
Television and Print Work
  • Radio City Christmas Spectacular Commercial
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • NBC’s Rockefeller Tree Lighting
  • NBC’s Today Show
  • CBS’s Morning Show
  • The Rachel Ray Show
  • The Nate Berkus Show
  • Rockette History Book, Radio City Spectacular
  • Esquire Magazine
  • C Magazine
  • Westerville Magazine
Chroeography
  • 2019 Otterbein’s Production of “Singin in the Rain” Associate Choreographer
  • 2018 Otterbein's Dance Concert “Gloriously Grimm”
  • 2017 Otterbein’s Dance Concert “Move Me”
  • 2017 Otterbein’s Production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” Associate Choreographer
  • Westerville Children’s Theater Choreographer “Aladdin Jr”
  • Westerville Children’s Theater Choreographer “Lion King Jr“
  • Westerville South’s Production of “Little Shop of Horrors”
  • Multiple Rockette Summer Intensives at Radio City Music Hall.