Anna Pillot is a trapeze artist, dancer, and choreographer based in Albany, NY. She is the artistic director of dance company People Who Move (founded in 2019), and Produces Emerging Choreographers Project (established in 2017) annually. Anna holds a B.A. in dance performance & choreography with Spanish as a second major from Hope College, and she is a senior flexibility and handstand instructor through Deflying Fitness. She has performed with dANCEpROjECt (Holland, MI), Grosso Modo (Queretaro, Mexico), Richard Rivera-Physual, Valerie Green Dance Entropy, and People Who Move (New York, NY). Her choreography has been seen in NYC at Green Space Blooms, The Amalgamate Artist Series, St. Peter's Church, Movement Research Open Performance, at various venues in the Capital Region, including Albany Barn, The eba Theatre, The Spa Little Theater as a finalist with Nacre Dance's So You Think You Can Choreograph 2014, and at Troy High School, as well as internationally with Grosso Modo (Mexico), and in Defyling Feets' "Heirloom Toys," (Canada). In the air, Anna specializes in swinging, fixed, and dance trapeze. She has worked for Cirque du Soleil, Marquise Productions, Seano's Circus Theatricks, and has performed in various venues throughout the Northeast. Her coaching talents have been featured through the Union College Dance Department, where she works with students who have been given scholarships to study the aerial arts. Anna has been a member of Maude Baum & Co. Dance Theatre since 2014, and is passionate about collaboration and the creation of opportunities within the Albany dance community.