Anna Mayta is a dance improviser, choreographer and teacher. She graduated from Empire State College in June 2001 with a BA in Dance in Education. In November 2008 she got a certificate to teach yoga from Svyasa Swami Vivekananda Yoga University in Bangalore India. In 2006, she was awarded a dissemination award from the Dutchess County Arts Council in Poughkeepsie, NY. She has been teaching, performing and choreographing for about 16 years. She has developed two programs. One is teaching the Spanish Language through movement. The second is fusion dance, which is the incorporation of African, Classical Indian, Flamenco, Modern and Latin dance styles together as one. She has traveled for her work to Bangalore, Pune, Lucknow and Bombay in India. Anna taught for the National Ballet of Zimbabwe in Africa, as well as in England and all over the greater Boston Area. Now she is currently working in the upstate NY Hudson Valley area.
Her choreography credits include “Bienvenido, Svikai and Welcome”, a dance with the professional dancers of the National Ballet of Zimbabwe; a solo called “Veiled” (a metaphor for the plight of women in Afghanistan); and a trio called “I cry, I love, I miss you” with the dancers of the D’amby Project, a dance company based in Red Hook, NY. She choreographed two duets in collaboration with Gigi Oppenheimer called “The Wisdom Tree” and “Inner fire,” and a collaboration duet with Laura Stokes, a dancer from Pennsylvania using Skype. She has experience producing dance showcases in the Hudson Valley. Anna has danced with different groups in the greater Boston area, including Kelly Donovan and Dancers, and Karen Brey and her company.