Anna Carnes trained at the Santa Clarita Ballet, where she completed the Royal Academy of Dance examinations and was the recipient of the RAD Solo Seal Award. She spent summers at ABT, Aspen Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and LINES Ballet. Anna earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance with a Minor in Educational Studies from UC Irvine, where she was a member of Donald McKayle's Etude Ensemble. She then went on to dance professionally in the San Francisco Bay area with companies such as Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Oakland Ballet Company, and Menlowe Ballet, performing a variety of principal and soloist roles including Aurora in Sleeping Beauty and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. Currently, Anna is a member of State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara, CA.
Anna's teaching experience began under the mentorship of Corinne Glover at the Santa Clarita Ballet, preparing students for formal RAD exams. At UCI, she was an ArtsBridge scholar, bringing dance into the classrooms of local elementary schools. While in the SF Bay area, she taught and choreographed for Mission Dance, Westlake School for the Performing Arts, and the Contra Costa Ballet. Anna greatly enjoys working with LODG.