Annika Sheaff

DANCER

Perspiration

Toured with Pilobolus Dance Theater; collaborated on “James and the Giant Peach,” by Graciela Daniele; toured with Aszure Barton and Artists; worked with Jonathan Wolken, Inbal Pinto, Avshalom Pollak, Ohad Naharin, Paul Taylor, Basil Twist, Dan Zanes, Art Spiegelman, OKGO and Radiolab; worked with Sesame Street, America’s Got Talent, Dance Magazine and Extra!; shown choreography in Chicago, New York City, Florida and South Africa; BFA from The Juilliard School receiving the Interarts Award for community outreach.

Inspiration

Passionate, committed, intelligent people, generosity, paintings, colorful sunsets, great films, swimming in the Delaware River, traveling, being challenged, Nederlands Dans Theater, morning coffee, farmers markets, my incredible family, the woods, books I can’t put down, improvisation of Lucie Baker, when the sun shines through the rain, the smell of wet cement, Navarra and Laura.

Biography

Annika earned a BFA from The Juilliard School where she received the Interarts Award for her community outreach work. Upon graduation, she immediately toured the world for 4 years with Pilobolus Dance Theater. She collaborated on James and the Giant Peach, a musical directed by Graciela Daniele in 2010. She has worked with artists Jonathan Wolken, Inbal Pinto, Avshalom Pollak, Ohad Naharin, Paul Taylor, Basil Twist, Dan Zanes, Art Spiegelman, OKGO, and Radiolab. In 2011, Sheaff toured America with Aszure Barton and Artists. She has taught Pilobolus workshops and master classes all over the world. Annika has worked commercially with Sesame Street, America’s Got Talent, Dance Magazine, and Extra! Choreography continues to be a creative outlet; she has shown her work in Chicago, New York City, Florida, and South Africa. 2012 brings her to GroundWorks, and she could not be more thrilled.