Anna McGarry received her early dance training at Meg Nutting's Studio, Dance Arts Academy and Ballet Etc, all in Traverse City, Michigan. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Michigan. There she trained with Peter Sparling, Jessica Fogel, Gay Delanghe, and Bill DeYoung. She has also trained abroad with the Kyrgyz National Ballet and taught ballet at the Ak-Jol Children's Shelter in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Mrs. McGarry has performed with Company Dance Traverse, Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre, and the University Dance Company at University of Michigan. She has also performed in site specific works by Jessica Fogel at the Ann Arbor Arboretum and the Mathias Botanical Gardens.
Anna has been teaching dance for fifteen years including modern, ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, and creative movement. She beleives that every student should be given strong technique, an understanding of their art form, and the opportunity to discover their artistic expression.
She lives in Clinton, Michigan with her husband and two sons.