Home state: Harrisburg, Pa.
BalletMet company member since: 2015
Favorite author: Juliet Marillier. I fell in love with her work after reading Wildwood Dancing.
Favorite local spot: The Roosevelt Coffeehouse
Grace-Anne Powers, a native of Harrisburg, Pa., began her training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. At the age of 14, she continued her studies at The Art of Classical Ballet in Pompano Beach, Fla. with Magaly Suarez. She has received awards, including the Jury Award at Shanghai IBC in China and a Silver Medal at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando. In 2006, Ms. Powers joined the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami as a corps de ballet and one year later was promoted to principal soloist. At Cuban Classical Ballet she performed in Giselle, Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Don Quixote, Carmen, Majisimo and Le Corsaire, among others. Ms. Powers later moved to Montreal in 2010 and joined La La La Human Steps as a soloist under director/choreographer Edouard Lock. With La La La Human Steps, she performed in New Work, which premiered in Amsterdam in 2011 and then toured internationally for the following two years. Ms. Powers has been fortunate to have danced for many audiences and on many stages, including at the prestigious Kremlin Theatre in Russia. In 2013, she joined Ballet San Jose where she met her now fiancé and fellow BalletMet artist Austin Moholt-Siebert. Ms. Powers enjoyed dancing in various ballets there, including George Balanchine’s Serenade, Theme and Variations, Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free, Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16, Dwight Rhoden’s Evermore, Paul Taylor’s Piazolla Caldera. She also had the privilege to work with Amy Siewert of Imagery in creating Siewert’s world premiere of This Might be True and with Yuri Zhukov in creating User’s Manual.