Annie Semans

Dance Department Chair Dance M.A. University of Utah

Annie 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 and danced her way up the ranks to Soloist in 2005. Annie retired after thirteen years with Ballet West and found her true passion in teaching. Over the years, she has taught at various local dance studios in Utah. She was a Guest Faculty Artist for the Department of Dance at Utah Valley University, and spent four years teaching in the School of Dance at the University of Utah. She received her Master’s degree from University of Utah in Exercise Physiology in 2015. She is constantly inspired by her students, especially those wanting to learn about dance and how their body moves.