Excelling in dance since an early age, Anna was a first place scholarship recipient of the Denver Ballet Guild and among the first Americans invited to study at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, a story which garnered news coverage from both CNN and the Moscow Times. She received full scholarships from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, San Francisco Ballet and Colorado Ballet Academy. Connected with a variety of international artists, Duvall found a guest artist opportunity in Japan to perform, teach, and further her training. Anna’s professional dance career began with Colorado Ballet, where she performed for over a decade in roles such as Clara in the Nutcracker, the Spring Fairy in Cinderella, Russian Girl in Serenade, and the White Cat in Sleeping Beauty. With the Colorado-based Ballet Nouveau – Anna earned critical praise from the Denver Post for her role as Snow Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. Upon later joining California Ballet, she performed in such productions as the company’s Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and various Repertory works. Anna has taught ballet both nationally and internationally for nearly two decades. She has a passion for teaching and loves sharing all of the 'hidden' knowledge she has dug up under the trenches of the ballet world...
In December of 2015, Anna completed her Master of Arts at NYU on scholarship, to further her teaching credentials and partake in American Ballet Theatre’s Pedagogy Master’s Program at the University. American Ballet Theatre, National Training Curriculum also has a special focus on the health of the student and proper developmental stages of teaching, as well as outreach programs and training. Anna has most recently been the Artistic Director of The Sun Valley Ballet School in Idaho and is now a Colorado Ballet Academy Instructor.