Ballet, Pointe, Variations
Born in Sweden, Anna Lantz started her ballet training at a young age at the Storan in Goteborg. She attended The Royal Ballet School (RBS) in London, England and graduated from the RBS Teacher Training Course. As Head Student with the highest honor, she was one of only five instructors in the United States to possess the following ballet pedagogy qualifications: The RBS Three-Year Teachers Diploma, Imperial Society for Teachers of Dance (ISTD) Cecchetti Associate Teaching Diploma and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Teaching Diploma. Upon graduating from RBS, Lantz was immediately offered a full-time position at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany, where she taught for five years.
In 2004, Lantz became a full-time instructor at Boston Ballet School, the largest school of its kind in North America. As the Ballet Mistress for the School, Lantz rehearsed children’s roles for several full-length ballets including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Sylphide and The Nutcracker. Following that, she was promoted to Head of Elementary Programs where she developed the syllabus and curriculum. In 2007, Lantz was appointed Assistant Choreographer for Disney’s number one box office hit, the movie The Game Plan with “The Rock” featuring students from Boston Ballet School.
As School Director for the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre, Lantz manages the artistic and operational activities for the Academy’s Pre-Professional Ballet Program and Children’s Program including overseeing the student body and faculty, establishing policies and procedures, and developing curriculum. In addition, she produces the annual spring concerts, where she is responsible for choreographing and staging full-length ballets for both the Pre-Professional Ballet Program and the Children’s Ballet Program.
Lantz has taught at the University level as well; she was an Adjunct Professor at Dean College, Emerson College and has taught at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Lantz has been lauded for her unique ability to instruct students of all ages and levels.