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Annelise Eastes, B.F.A. is a director, choreographer, performer, and teacher based out of Sacramento, CA who coalesces art and entertainment to explore themes of femininity, sensuality, and women’s empowerment. She is currently the Artistic and Executive Director of Artease Dance Collective.


Most notably, Annelise has choreographed acts for the Barcelona Burlesque Meeting & Festival, Instrumental Bodies’ residency at the Foundation Room, Off Strip Fantasy Ball & Cabaret, 1Oak NYE Takeover of Aspen Kitchen, and an opening act for Ludacris at the Ogden Theater. Her iconoclastic approach to choreography has earned her titles such as “Industry Disruptor”, “Rising Star” and “Top New Creator” as well as a JCA Collaborative Grant. She has directed dozens of collaborative art projects incorporating dance alongside other artistic mediums including photography, videography, clothing design, live music, poetry, painting, and shibari.

Annelise has extensive experience in the management side of the arts having managed dancers in nightclubs and worked as a stage manager for the show residency Extravaganza in Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas. She has also taught dance in a variety of styles at studios such as Millenium Dance Complex, Rae Studios, and Prodigy Training Center.


Annelise earned her B.F.A. in Ballet Performance with a minor in Business Administration from Butler University. She has had a uniquely diverse performing career, which culminated in performing as a soloist and ensemble member for the show residency A Touch of Burlesque in Las Vegas.

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