AXIS salutes the service of Annika Presley

After eight years of wonderful service at AXIS Dance Company, our Education Director, Annika Presley, will be moving on from the company. She is moving into the world to pursue an opportunity where she can combine her skills in teaching and partnership development with her passion for helping others discover their strengths. We are eager to see what the future has in store for her. 

During her tenure, Annika expanded AXIS’ education and outreach program, which now reach 18,000 people annually through assemblies, youth shows, community partnership performances, and site-specific events. She helped turn AXIS' assembly programs, teacher trainings, and summer intensives into highly sought-after programs, bringing the joy of dance to countless youth with and without disabilities along the way.

“Annika has been a fabulous member of the AXIS team,” says Judith Smith. “She has helped implement growth in our programs and I know she in turn has grown so much in this role. I am certain her future in arts education will be rich and I look forward to seeing her flourish in this field.”

As we move into 2015, AXIS will be bringing on a Community Engagement Manager and Rehearsal Director to continue our legacy of developing and delivering exceptional artistic, education, and outreach programming. We are grateful for the contributions Annika has made to our company, and wish her all the best in this next phase of her adventure.