“I aim to lead a fully-connected existence; not separating my artistic, dance life from my ‘regular’ life. I attribute the continuous evolution and inspiration as an artist to my personal history, life experiences, associations, collaborations and communities. I believe that dance is a powerful communicator with the ability to promote positivity, unity, change and happiness. Dance reflects the world around us and it is my goal to strengthen this connection. To find pathways for dance to better communicate, express and inspire audiences and students alike.”
Annette Barcelona is a dance professional based out of the San Diego area. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography from Florida State University, a BFA in Dance Education from Brenau University, and is a certified Balanced Body Pilates Instructor. She has over 25 years of experience in classical ballet, and over 10 years of modern dance experience. She has performed, taught and choreographed in multiple regional ballet companies, public schools, conservatories and universities in Michigan, Georgia and Florida.
Professionally, she has directed, produced and choreographed two full-length ballets in addition to numerous shorter works in the Southeastern United States. [Collide]scope, Annette’s original contemporary ballet, was chosen by Florida State University to be performed at the 2016 American College Dance Association Southeast Regional Conference. She was recently commissioned to create a new ballet on Ballet Yuma, a premiere pre-professional ballet company for the 2017 National Regional Dance America Festival.
Annette is honored to be serving on the steering committee of San Diego Dance Connect and looks forward to contributing to the Southern California dance community through performing, teaching and choreography. Annette is currently on Dance Faculty for the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts.
Annette Barcelona Choreography Reel 2016