Anni Crofut, dancer
Anni began ballet and modern dance as a child and studied under Lester Horton and Judith Jameson at Jacob’s Pillow as a teen. As an adult she explored Salsa, African dance, Capoeira and Tango abroad. After returning to the U.S. in 2006, Anni has performed with the Berkshire Pulse and at the Mahaiwe Theatre where she introduced her own choreography in ‘The Soldier’s Tale.’ In 2010, Anni created a piece for four women titled ‘Rain,’ focusing on the remembrance of sensuality in young mothers, which was performed at the Sandisfield Arts Center in Sandisfield, MA. This dance sparked a desire to create a full suite of dances about the different stages of a woman’s life. This year, she choreographed a piece called ‘The Queen Years,’ which explores the period in a woman’s life from her 50’s through her 60’s. ‘The Queen Years’ was performed at the International Women’s Day conference at Simon’s Rock of Bard College, and also at the Sandisfield Arts Center.