About Anna Sapozhnikov
Anna Sapozhnikov is a teacher, choreographer, and performer with roots based in Chicagoland. As an educator, Anna is proud to have started the dance program at York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois, where she taught all levels of technique and choreographed for main-stage productions from 2008 to 2019. Her teaching credits also include serving as dance faculty in various institutions such as the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the Youth Performing Arts High School in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as the Louisville Ballet School. Anna received her BFA and MFA in dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was also a Visiting Assistant Professor of dance during the 2005-2006 school year. She holds her K-12 teaching certification from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
Anna is the founder and artistic director of MOYAMO DANCE as well as co-director of the duet collective she shares with Erika Randall, Sweetie Pie Productions. Her choreography has been produced in various venues throughout New York, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Wisconsin, Colorado, and West Virginia. She is also the recipient of numerous grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and the District 205 Foundation (Thiems Grant).
- K-12 Teacher Certification (DANCE) University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
- MFA Dance: University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign 2002
- BFA Dance: University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign 1998