Anna Fitzgerald is a Certified Member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing. As an active competitor and teacher, Anna instills a love for tradition and strength in her students. She began dancing over 20 years ago in North Carolina, originally as a student in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. After watching many of her relatives compete in Highland Dance, Anna grudgingly gave it a try, only to discover what would become a life-long passion.
Advancing quickly through the competitive levels, Anna has been a Premiere Highland Dancer for over 15 years. While earning her Masters Degree from The Hartt School of Music, Dance, and Theatre in Hartford, CT, Anna became an active member of the Callanish School of Celtic Arts as a Dancer and Assistant Teacher. The Callanish School has a deep connection to its community, and it was there that Anna began using Highland Dance and Scottish Tradition to engage in outreach programs throughout the state of Connecticut.
Anna was the 2014 recipient of the Eunice Baird Whittlesey Memorial Scholarship, which enabled her to move to New York City to continue her Post Graduate studies at Mannes College The New School for Music. Currently, Anna remains an active competitor and is a Dancer with and the Performance Coordinator for Shot of Scotch, New York City’s Premiere Scottish Highland Dancers, which she joined in 2014. She continues to perform outreach programs throughout New York and Connecticut and teaches Highland Dance to students of all ages and skill levels as the founder of the New York City School of Scottish Dance.