Annalee Traylor is a freelance creator/choreographer and educator originally from Huntsville, AL. She is a high school graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts with a BFA from Point Park University. She is currently an MFA candidate at California Institute of the Arts. Touring nationally and abroad with the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble (top 25 to watch, Dance Magazine), she had the honor of working with renowned choreographers including: Robert Battle, Christopher Huggins, Sidra Bell, Camille A. Brown, Darrell Grand Moultrie, and Kevin Iega Jeff among others. As a freelance artist, she has performed with No)one Art House, LA Rock Opera, BrockusRED, Clairobscur Dance Co, C. Eule Dance, Pennington Dance Group, Voices Carry Inc., Dolly Sfeir, and slowdanger.
Collectively, her work has been presented in Los Angeles, NYC, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Huntsville (TX), Seattle, Temecula, Brooklyn, Battle Lake, Durham, Rotterdam, NLD, and Rome, IT. She has been commissioned by Kennesaw State University, Periapsis Music and Dance, Texture Contemporary Ballet, REED Dance, Point Park University's International Summer Dance, Dance Canvas, and Voices Carry Inc. In 2020, Annalee was awarded Outstanding Choreographer at the Youth America Grand Prix regionals, and in 2021, she was named an inaugural recipient of the Eleo Pomore-Glen Connor Choreographic Residency. She has also been awarded residencies through the Dance Gallery Festival Highways Performance Space, and Terra Nova under the direction of Rosanna Gamson.
Guest teaching credits include: Carnegie Mellon University, Sam Houston State University through the Dance Gallery Festival, Point Park University, Slippery Rock University, Dekalb School of the Arts, The Creative and Performing Arts High School (Pittsburgh), and the virtual international dance school, Ballet Together.