Anna Bjella | Gibney Staff at 280 & 890 Broadway
Week of July 17, 2019
Making space for

Development Associate

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Anna Bjella

Anna is a dancer, choreographer, arts administrator, general techie (both on and offline), scientist, activist, and snarky intersectional feminist. She graduated from Brown University in May 2018 with a degree in Neuroscience. While at Brown, she co-founded a student choreography incubator called the Dancers/Choreographers Alliance that fosters collaborations between interdisciplinary artists and questions normative notions of choreography and dance. Additionally, she had the pleasure of performing works by Rachel Erdos, Danielle Davidson, Robert Battle, Ruth Andrien, Donald McKayle, and many more. Her senior year she also danced as a company apprentice for American Dance Legacy Initiative. She had the pleasure of attending Sidra Bell’s MODULE during the winter of 2018, which has highly influenced the role of improvisation in her work. While studying at American Dance Festival under Nia Love, she developed a passion for creating site specific dance and aspires to continue doing so. Her work has been presented at The Dance Complex, Brown University, the American Dance Festival student showings, and The Newport Art Museum.

In addition to dancing, Anna manages and designs websites for a variety of artists. She is a passionate arts administrator, and has worked for a host of dance organizations both in and out of the university. She firmly believes in being an advocate for dance, in an economy that frequently refuses to validate it, via rigorous administration.