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 ballet training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and at The Art of Classical Ballet in Pompano Beach, FL with Magaly Suarez. She has received the Jury Award at Shanghai IBC in China, and a Silver Medal at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando. Ms. Powers joined the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, and in 2010, joined Edouard Lock’s La La La Human Steps. She performed in New Work, which premiered in Amsterdam in 2011, touring internationally for two years. In 2013, she joined Ballet San Jose where she met her husband, Austin, and danced notable works by Ohad Naharin, Dwight Rhoden, and Paul Taylor, among others. Ms. Powers joined BalletMet in July of 2015. Some of her favorite roles have been Giselle in Edwaard Liang’s Giselle, Pas De Deux Girl in George Balanchine’s Rubies, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Alex Ketley’s Gorecki, Sugarplum in The Nutcracker by Gerard Charles, Liang’s Murmurations, the Waltz Girl in Balanchine’s Serenade, Wendy in Micheal Pink’s Peter Pan and William Forsythe’s Slingerland. Film projects for BalletMet include “In Tandem”, and “Becoming Violet” for which she received an Emmy Award.