To continuously pursue higher levels of creativity and knowledge while serving my communities as an artist, administrator, educator and healer.
As an artist my core structure calls me to investigate the principles of honesty in movement, the art of discipline, find strength in freedom, make invisible histories visible, and pursue higher levels of consciousness. Experiences from my professional dance career influence my teaching of ballet and other movement modalities, choreography, scholarly research, writing, administrative skills and healing techniques. My objective in each of these areas is to engage, challenge and empower individuals while cultivating minds and bodies.
Anjali Austin is a distinguished interdisciplinary artist whose career includes thirteen years of performing with the critically acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem. A movement artist, she has performed classical, neo-classical, and contemporary works by prominent choreographers, and choreographs nationally and internationally. Ballets she has performed include Billy the Kid, Swan Lake (Act II), Serenade, Flower Festival, Dougla, Concerto Barocco, Prince Igor, Paquita, and Frankie and Johnny – in which she held a vocal role. Also to her credits are PBS television specials Fall River Legend, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Creole Giselle.
She augmented her career with training and studies in GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methodology, and is a Specialized Master Trainer with over 30 years of experience in the system. Ms. Austin is a Professor in the School of Dance at Florida State University, holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, serves as President–elect of CORPS de Ballet International, and conducts lectures on the history and legacy of Black classical ballet dancers.