• Anissa Bailis

    Dancer

    Photo Credit: Quinn Wharton

    Anissa is from Cary, North Carolina where she began her training with International Ballet Academy under Rossana Nesta. She received training on full scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) in their Professional Division where she performed with the company. She attended summer programs on full scholarship at PNB and The School of American Ballet, and also attended American Ballet Theatre and Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive. Anissa competed at Youth America Grand Prix from 2013-2015, placing in the top 12 in both classical and contemporary, and then competed in the YAGP 2015 NY Finals. In her professional career, she has performed with LED of Boise, and at Treefort Music Festival. Anissa joined Ballet Idaho in 2017 and was promoted to Soloist in 2024. Her works with Ballet Idaho have included Walking Mad by Johan Inger; Carmen by Ricardo Amarante; Extremely Close, Offscreen and Lickety Split by Alejandro Cerrudo; I Lost My Love by Joseph Hernandez; Dreamland by Dani Rowe; Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15, Serenade as Russian Demi, Allegro Brillante and Agon; Swan Lake by Garrett Anderson and Anne Mueller; Kiss by Stephanie Martinez; Once Again by Johnathan Fredrickson; Stepsister and Winter Fairy in Cinderella by Edwaard Liang; Snow Queen and

    Marzipan lead in Nutcracker; Raymonda’s Wedding; Yet Not Too Near by Yusha-Marie Sorzano; Single Shore by Alice Klock and Florian Lochner; Duck in Peter and the Wolf by Anne Mueller; Shot in the Dark, Main Daughter in So to Speak and Down the Dixie Line by Penny Saunders; Once Familiar and Ghost

    Light by Craig Davidson; Moments Musicaux by Garrett Anderson; The Art of Losing by Lauren Edson; Shadow of Eden by Quinn Wharton; and Grey Horses by Robyn Mineko Williams

    Photo Credit: Matthew Wordell

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