Company Artist with the Joffrey since 2015
Anna Gerberich is a native of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, and began her training at the age of seven with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary. She was a featured performer with the CPYB Performing Company and had the privilege of dancing the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker with Benjamin Millepied. Her training also included rewarding summer programs including Kaatsbaan, Kirov Academy, and American Ballet Theatre.
She was awarded the Pointe Magazine NERDA Award of Promise in 2001. She received first place at the 2003 Youth America Grand Prix regionals and placed in the top ten at the finals. In 2004, she was awarded the Barbara Weisberger RDA Founders Award for Excellence. That same year, she was invited by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride to apprentice with the Charlotte Ballet, and in 2005 at the age of 16, was hired into the main company. She was promoted to Soloist and then Principal within three years. She recently spent two years with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.
In her career, Gerberich has danced many fun and interesting roles, including Bonnefoux's Cinderella (Cinderella), Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy), The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora), Dwight Rhoden’s Othello (Desdemona), Jiri Kylian’s Forgotten Land (Black and Red Couple), Sleepless (Red), and Return to a Strange Land (Blue), Marius Petipa’s Don Quixote (Kitri), Jorma Elo’s 1st Flash, Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes (The Liberty Bell), Who Cares? (Turning Girl), Western Symphony (1st movement lead), and Coppelia (Swanilda). She performed the role of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet in London with the Bad Boys of Ballet. Gerberich participated in the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors on CBS and was on a PBS documentary honoring Patricia McBride.
She has originated roles in Nicolas Blanc’s Encounter, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Mammatus, and Ashley Page’s Tipping Point.