About Anna

Anna McGarry received her early dance training at Meg Nutting's Studio, Dance Arts Academy and Ballet Etc, all in Traverse City, Michigan. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Michigan. There she trained with Peter Sparling, Jessica Fogel, Gay Delanghe, and Bill DeYoung. She has also trained abroad with the Kyrgyz National Ballet and taught ballet at the Ak-Jol Children's Shelter in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Mrs. McGarry has performed with Company Dance Traverse, Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre, and the University Dance Company at University of Michigan. She has also performed in site specific works by Jessica Fogel at the Ann Arbor Arboretum and the Mathias Botanical Gardens. She has performed with Movement Artists' Guild including works by Suzanne Willet-Brooks and Shanna Daly.

Anna has been teaching dance for over fifteen years including modern, ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, and creative movement. Anna has also trained in aerial arts including static trapeze, lyra, and hammock. She believes that every student should be given strong technique, an understanding of their art form, and the opportunity to discover their artistic expression. She lives in Clinton, Michigan with her husband and two sons.

Dance Classes

Check out the AuxWerks Calendar calendar for a current class schedule and class descriptions

AuxWerks is housed at The Phoenix Center

All Levels Ballet is offered 2-3:30pm

Closed rehearsal is 3:30-5pm

If interested in performing with the company, please contact the artistic director Anna McGarry at auxwerks@gmail.com

The Phoenix Center is located at:
220 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734.846.0661 | scott@a2phoenixcenter.com


AuxWerks Dance is available for master classes, workshops, and lecture demonstrations!