AnA Collaborations creates and produces visceral, moving, and accessible experiences for people of all backgrounds.
Choreographers Audrey Rachelle and Alex Jenkins co-founded AnA in March of 2015 upon discovering a shared passion for honest, risk-taking collaboration and performance.
Since then, AnA has generated a variety of works through collaborations with artists from numerous fields, inspiring conversation across art disciplines and creating multiple entry points for diverse audiences.
AnA has received a Digital Technology Initiative Micro Residency from Gibney Dance Center and has been commissioned by Columbia University. Their award-winning film, Seasoned, has been screened in film festivals nationwide. Other new works have been presented by The CURRENT SESSIONS, Dixon Place, The Bunker NYC, NARS Foundation, HappyLucky no.1, C'mon Everybody, Mercury Lounge, and the Wild Project, among others.
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Audrey Rachelle is currently a performer at Sleep No More NYC, and a faculty member at Gibney Dance.
She graduated salutatorian from The Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts and received additional training from Banning Bouldin, Netherlands Dance Theater, Springboard Danse Montreal, and Lou Conte Dance Studio.
She has also performed with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet Tucson, Nashville Ballet, The Equus Projects, ChristinaNoel & The Creature, as well as been featured in films by Bill Hayward and Wired Elephant Studios. In addition, she has performed works by Crystal Pite, Sidra Bell, Maxine Doyle, Paul Taylor, Natalia Horečna, David Norsworthy among others.
In 2014, Audrey was commissioned by The Equus Projects//Onsite NYC to choreograph a site-specific work for Union Square in collaboration with the urban farmer, Stewart Borowsky. The project was funded by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Alex Jenkins has danced live and in film with artists of many genres including the San Francisco Symphony, the Mckittrick Hotel, Navarra Novy-Williams, Bill Hayward, Kara Davis' project agora, BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance, Fountain 3 Films, and others. In 2018, she was an original cast member in the Mckittrick Hotel's immersive dinner production, The Lost Supper, and has since made regular appearances in the Mckittrick's performance parties. The California-native is the recipient of an Isadora Duncan award for Outstanding Performance in an Ensemble for her work in the collaborative performamce, Terra Incognita (San Francisco, 2011).
Thanks to her mother's guidance as a dance teacher and creator, Alex Jenkins began training early in multiple dance forms, with a focus in classical ballet. She attended the Alonzo King LINES Ballet School in San Francisco, studied Gaga technique in Tel Aviv, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Performing Arts from St. Mary's College of California.