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Header    Anna Betz
A N N A   B E T Z
Other Apprentices:       Harper Skulley        Hannah Wagner          Margaret Underwood          Nik Nelson           Anna Betz
A N N A   began her dance studies at the Classical Ballet Academy of Minnesota in September, 2000.

She has danced in many of the classics restaged by Cheryl Rist for Ballet Minnesota including: 'Don Quixote', 'La Bayadere', 'Sleeping Beauty' and 'Swan Lake'

She has also danced in and been a featured dancer in works by Andrew Rist including: "Beethoven's 9th Symphony', 'Rhapsody in Blue', 'Beethoven's 6th Symphony', 'Mozart's 40th Symphony', Greig's 'Piano Concerto in A Minor' and 'Black Dog Cafe'.

Anna was made an apprentice to Ballet Minnesota for the 2010-2011 season.

In the Fall of 2011 she attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

A Sample of Anna's Artistry
Anna Betz    B9
Anna Betz    Beethoven's 6th

Beethoven's   6TH   S Y M P H O N Y
Anna Betz   Mvt 5    Beethoven's 6th

Symphony #6 in F major, Op. 68

The Pastoral Symphony

It is a symphony composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, and was completed in 1808. One of Beethoven's few works containing explicitly programmatic content, the symphony was first performed in the Theater an der Wien on 22 December 1808 in a four hour concert called the Musikalische Akademie.

Ballet Minnesota PREMIERE:
November 5, 2010

Choreographer:   Andrew Rist
Composer:  Ludwig Beethoven
Costumes:  Cheryl Rist
Sets:  Jim Arnold, Cythia Betz
Lighting:  Sam Baldwin
Photography:  Dave Trayers

BMN Company
      Julia Heggerness
      Erin Warn
      Jennifer Bennett`
      Kari Jensen
      Ben Olsen
      Riley Weber
      Bobby Johnson

Guests & CBA dancers
      Anna Betz
      Sara Ezzell
      Margaret Underwood
      Hannah Wagner
      Celesta Brainard
      Harper Skulley
      Andrew Rist(guest)
      Autumn Keller(guest)


D O N   Q U I X O T E

Original Choreography: Marius Petitpa
Composer: Leon Minkus
Moscow, Russian 1869


Acts 1-3

   16th Minnesota Dance Festival
   April 28 - May 1, 2004
   Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul, MN

   Restaged by: Cheryl Rist
   Gypsy choreography: Andrew Rist
   Costumes: Cheryl Rist
   Lighting: Tom Campbell
   Sets: Jim Arnold, Cynthia Betz, Lisa Gray
   Kitri: Oksana Konobeyeva
   Basilio: Dmitri Tuboltsev
   Don Quixote: Jim Lieberthal
   Sancho Panza: Brad Jacula
   Queen of Dryads: Caitlin Mussman
   Amour: Sarah Bulger
   Lorenzo: Antone Gregory
   Toreado: Kirill Bak
   Mercedez: Colette Illarde
   Flower Girls: Erin Warn, Taylor Dreyling

Acts 1-3

   May 6-7, 2011   (23rd MDF)
   Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul, MN
   Restaged by: Cheryl Rist

Beethoven's   9TH   S Y M P H O N Y
Anna Betz   Mvt 4    Beethoven's 9th

Choreographer .... Andrew Rist

Composer ............ Ludwig Beethoven

Costumes ............. Cheryl Rist

Sets ...................... Jim Arnold, Cythia Betz

Lighting .................. Tom Campbell

Photography ........... Dave Trayers

      Julia Heggerness, Erin Warn (on leave)
      Jennifer Bennett, Rebecca Pelletier
      David Schmidt, Allen Gregory
      Jordan Nelson, Garvin Jellison

      Robert Cleary as Beethoven, Maryann
      Johnson, Antone Gregory, Elizabeth Hobbs

      Marisha Johnson, Rachelle Horowitz,
      Megan Simon, Maren Gray, Margaret
      Ulland, Anna Betz, Olivia Brunzell-
      Garrett, Maddie Klein, Juliana Johnson

      Beethoven: 9th Symphony
         3rd Annual Fall Concert
         October 17, 2008
         Fitzgerald Theater,
         St Paul, Minnesota

     May 7, 1824,    Vienna Austria


Charlie Maguire's   R I V E R   S O N G S

Hennepin County Government Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Friday, July 29, 2011

LIGHT THE RIVER:   Anna Betz, Harper Skulley, Rebecca McDonnell, Olivia Verdick

PASS THE BOWL: Kayla Assimacopoulos, Molly Roche, Erin Chase, Maggie Selner, Christina Smith, Clara Konetschka, Janie Rist, Kaitlyn Newman, Emma Connors, Emma Bjork, Lauren Woessner

Allen Gregory, Anna Betz, Anna Reimann, Olivia Verdick, Rebecca McDonnell

FALL IS HERE: Harper Skulley

TOW BOAT: Nic Nelson, Anna Betz, Berea Ames, Olivia Verdick, Rebecca McDonnell

I'M FROM MINNESOTA: Maggie Selner, Kayla Assimacopoulos, Erin Chase, Molly Roche, Lily Gray, Mary Shrake, Solona Reyes, Kayleen Dennison

BC RAIL: Allen Gregory, Anna Betz, Harper Skulley, Olivia Verdick, Rebecca McDonnell, Anna Reimann.

ROLL RIVER JOURNEY: Anna Betz, Olivia Verdick, Anna Reimann, Berea Ames, Lily Gray, Solona Reyes, Harper Skulle


O T H E R   R O L E S   with   B A L L E T   M I N N E S O T A
Anna Betz   Mozart's 40th
Anna Betz    River Songs 2011
Anna Betz

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2010 - 2011           23rd Performance Season

B6 2010-11
Messiah 2010-11
Nutcracker 2010
Sorcerer's Apprentice
Don Quixote 2011

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2009 - 2010           22nd Performance Season

2009-10 Season

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2008 - 2009           21st Performance Season

Season 21