Ms. Anna N. Dunn, RAD RTS
Anna Dunn has worked as the DeKalb School of the Arts’ Ballet Mistress since 2006. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Ms. Dunn directs the school’s annual Nutcracker in a Nutshell and the Spring Ballet. She has set excerpts of several classic works on DSA’s students including Coppelia, Paquita, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Cinderella, The Firebird, and Raymunda. She also serves the school as the Community Arts Liaison connecting DSA with opportunities in the broader community and working with students and staff to advocate for the arts.
Ms. Dunn received her Master’s in Arts Administration in 2014 from Goucher College and her Bachelor’s in Dance Education in 2005 from Winthrop University. She is proud to be a registered teacher with the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance in London, England, allowing her to teach anywhere in the world.
In addition to teaching at DSA, she is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Dance Canvas, connecting the public and private schools in Metro Atlanta with dance curriculum to resources in the community. Ms. Dunn was the founding president of the Dance Educators of GA Society, Inc., the state affiliate chapter of the National Dance Education Organization, creating networking and professional development opportunities for dance educators across the state. Still addicted to the adrenaline of live performances, she also enjoys stage managing productions for local companies several times a year and has been known to make a cameo appearance on stage in recent years.