Company Manager & Artistic Director
Anna Grip is artistic director of Cullberg Ballet since January 2010. Anna Grip joined Cullberg Ballet as ensemble manager in December 2006, and she was appointed acting artistic director since the Spring of 2008. She trained as a dancer at Balettakademien in Stockholm and continued her studies in N.Y. She has worked as a répétiteur and teacher at a number of dance companies and educational institutions, including the contemporary dance companies CCAP in Stockholm, Rosas in Brussels and Nye Carte Blanche in Bergen and at Helsinki City Theatre.
Between 1991 and 1995 Anna Grip was ballet master and then ballet master-in-chief of Östgötabaletten. In spring 1997 Anna Grip worked, in collaboration with Cristina Caprioli and Dansens Hus, to run a training project for young dancers using an alternative teaching philosophy and new teaching methods. Between 2000 and 2004 Anna Grip was the principal of the Danish National School for Contemporary Dance. She has been active in several committees and as a mentor at Danshögskolan’s education for répétiteurs. Between 2004 and 2005 she headed the reference group for dance of the Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs.