Annelise Eastes, originally from Sacramento, CA, is currently a freelance dancer based out of Las Vegas, NV. She started ballet at the age of two and received most of her training from Deane Dance Center, Elite Studio of Performing Arts, and the School of the Sacramento Ballet. It was while she was a student at the School of the Sacramento Ballet that she began performing professionally with the main company.
In the summers she was accepted to train at various summer intensives including programs at Sacramento Ballet, Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, and Walnut Hill, which she attended on scholarship. She also trained for three summers privately with Regina Zarhina at the School of Russian Ballet in San Pedro, Spain. In 2014, she danced on tour with the Butler Ballet in Eastern Europe and performed in Poland, Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.
She then went on to receive a BFA in Ballet Performance with a minor in Business Administration from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. During her time at Butler, she had the opportunity to perform various classical and contemporary roles as well as dance and assist choreographically in Streamlines, a collaborative project with the National Science Foundation.
She was also a recipient of the JCA Collaborative Grant and had her choreography performed in Butler University’s Artsfest--an annual festival presenting work from artists around the globe alongside students and faculty from Butler.
After moving to Denver, Annelise performed with companies such as Kim Robards Dance, Moraporvida Dance Company, Champagne 6 Entertainment, The Collabratory Performance Company, Beston Entertainment, and Impuls Dance. Highlights include dancing at the 1Oak takeover of Aspen Kitchen for NYE, performing in the Top Flite Empire No Love Tour, dancing at the Tribute Awards, and opening for Ludacris at a private event at the Ogden Theater. She also had the opportunity to choreograph, teach dance classes, and collaborate with photographers and cinematographers.
After moving to Las Vegas, Annelise started dancing with Instrumental Bodies as part of their residency at the Foundation Room. She performed there as a gogo dancer as well as a burlesque ballet soloist. Annelise is currently represented by Best Agency, The Platinum Agency, and Champagne Creative Group. She has also had the opportunity to perform with the Beverly Project, the Event People, the Dancetronauts, and Insomniac Entertainment and performed as a soloist at the first Off Strip Charity Ball and Cabaret.
During the pandemic, Annelise began sharing her signature burlesque ballet work virtually through weekly collaborative projects. She directs and performs in these projects which incorporate a variety of artists including photographers, videographers, designers, musicians, writers, makeup artists, and painters. She was awarded Top New Creator by Patreon and featured by Thrive Global, Medium, and the Culture Class Podcast.