Annelise is a recent graduate of Western Carolina University and now holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre as well as a Minor in Dance. Annelise grew up in Jacksonville, North Carolina, where she began dancing at the age of five. After her parents found her spinning and flipping around the house, they knew it was time to enroll her in class at the local studio. After a year of dance training under her belt, Annelise felt that at the tender age of six she was ready to audition for her school's junior production of Annie. Unfortunately, she was not cast but in true "Annelise fashion", she auditioned again the next year and landed the role of Bielke in Fiddler on the Roof. Annelise's passion for the arts has only grown since.
Annelise currently bases herself in Asheville, NC where she is very active in the ever evolving theatre community. Over the past eight months since her graduation, Annelise has performed in several professional and regional productions in the area, as well as found new passions for teaching and choreographing. She is currently employed with Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville, NC, where she teaches theatre conservatory classes and is choreographing their student production of Frozen Jr. She also is spreading her love of fitness and healthy living as a certified fitness coach with Orangetheory Fitness in Asheville.
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