Anna Papaxanthou


Assistant to the Director-Ballet teacher, Modern teacher

Anna first discovered ballet at Dance Works in 1996 at the age of 7. She auditioned and joined the Nicosia Youth Ballet in 2003. In 2006 and 2007 she participated in the Cyprus Ballet Competition and won Bronze medal both years.

In 2007, after graduating from The Falcon School, in Nicosia, she received a Scholarship to attend the summer intensive at Salzburg International Ballet Academy (SIBA) in Austria under the direction of Peter Breuer. She was then invited to continue her studies for one more year with SIBA.

In 2008 she continued her studies as a full time trainee with Ajkun Ballet Theatre in New York City under the direction of Chiara and Leonard Ajkun, where she also had the opportunity to tour and perform in Italy.

In 2009 she auditioned and received a full scholarship for the F.A.D programme with Mystic Ballet Company in the USA and performed there as company soloist. She graduated with a Performing Arts Major degree from Mystic Ballet in June, 2011, and is currently completing her CBTS Teaching Diploma with the Royal Academy of Dance. During her training, she acquired extensive dancing experience in both contemporary and classical ballet and has accumulated extensive teaching experience with the Dance Palace, associated with the Mystic Ballet Company. Anna is now an Assistant to the Director and a  Ballet and Modern teacher at Dance Works and is dedicated to offering the highest standards of classical training, education and performance to all ages. Her repertoire includes solos, duets and corps de ballet choreographies with well known choreographers.


Ballet & Contemporary Repetoire:

2009/2010: MYSTIC BALLET:

 Choreographer: Sergei Vanaev

  • ‘Triple Fall’ (soloist & Pas de deux)
  • ‘No Pas de deux’ (corps de ballet)
  • ‘Nut! Cracker’ (soloist)
  • ‘El Paso Requiem’ (soloist)
  • ‘Leave me alone’ (corps de ballet)
  • ‘Fantasie Impromptue’ (soloist & Pas de deux)
  • ‘Giselle’ (soloist)

Choreographers: Gregor Theiler

  • ’Incontro’ (corps de ballet)
  • ’A mystic Nutcracker’ (duet)

 Choreographer: Sidra Bell

  • ‘The red line’ (solo & Pas de deux)
  • ‘Babel’ (solo & Pas de deux)

Chorographer: Yesid Lopez

  • ‘Express Service’ (duet & corps de ballet)

Choreographer: Nina Kemptner

  • ‘The Little Mermaid’ (soloist)

 Choreographers: Lera Evleva, Rafel Khab

  • ‘Snow White’ (soloist)

2008: AJKUN BALLET THEATER:

 Choreographers: Chiara and Leonard Ajkun

  • Carmen (corps de ballet)
  • The Nutcracker (soloist & corps de ballet)
  • Spartacus (corps de ballet)
  • Walpurgis night (corps de ballet)

2007: SIBA:

Giselle (peasant pas de deux) under Peter Breuer

2006: THE NICOSIA YOUTH BALLET:

La Fille Mal Gardee (soloist) under Aidar Akhmetov

2005: THE CYPRUS DANCE ASSOCIATION:

The Nutcracker (corps de ballet) under Aidar Akhmetov