ANNIE HENRY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Born in Los Gatos California, Annie grew up and trained in Sonoma County, and spent her entire professional career in the Bay Area. She was a dancer with The San Francisco Opera, Napoles Ballet Company, Moving Arts Dance, Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Oakland Ballet, and Dance Theatre of San Francisco. She has also danced principal roles as a guest artist with many schools and productions throughout Northern California.
From 2007 to 2013, Annie served as the General Manager of Napoles Ballet. While
"Henry brings youthful energy, boundless generosity, and relevant experience to the herculean task of creating a new company from the ground up."
San Jose Mercury News
also a dancer with the company, she was solely responsible for running all business operations including fundraising, marketing, bookkeeping, scheduling, and budgeting. Napoles Ballet started in 2007 with four dancers and zero income, but after only 3 years it became a fully professional company, with 10 paid dancers, producing two home seasons per year, and a community outreach program. Annie was an integral part of it and largely responsible for the new company’s quick growth.
After dancing with numerous Bay Area companies and choreographers, Annie developed an appreciation for the talent in the San Francisco area. In June 2013, with the help of a small board of directors and a few other dancers, Annie founded Dance Theatre of San Francisco, a company committed to amplifying that talent. Her vision was to build an institution for San Francisco by working with many choreographers, and to produce a fresh repertoire that encompasses a range of contemporary concepts while keeping a ballet aesthetic. After just four months in existence, DTSF produced a successful Debut Program in October 2013 at ODC Theater in San Francisco, and DTSF was born.
In addition to working for DTSF, Annie is the Marketing Director at RealCare Insurance Marketing, Inc.; and she's also a mom.