Anna Bekirova (she/her) was born in Amsterdam and started dancing at the Dutch National Ballet Academy at age 10, graduating in 2016. She moved to Vancouver to continue her studies at Arts Umbrella under the direction of Artemis Gordon. Here she had the opportunity to work with world-renowned artists, expand her knowledge on dance and grow as an individual. After graduating, Anna was offered a position as Emerging Artist for the 2018-2019 season at Ballet BC under the direction of Emily Molnar. She joined as a full company member in the following season. During her time here she has had the honour of performing works by Crystal Pite, Sharon Eyal, Medhi Walerski, Emily Molnar, Ohad Naharin and Adi Salant, among others. She’s excited to be returning for her fourth season.