Ana Bolt-Turrall has spent a lifetime refining her craft and combining the art of dance and fitness with her heart for service. Ana’s years of professional dance training include studying with such renown teachers as Alonzo King, Michael Kliën, Jüri Nael, Gerard Ebitz, Frank Hatchett, Fred Bratcher, Gerry Houlihan, Judith Newman, Mariana Alvarez, Rosita Segovia, Horton technique at The Alvin Ailey School, Limon technique with Daniel Lewis, Graham technique with Peter London and Laban Movement with Bill Evans. Ana is a professional movement specialist who strives to condition and strengthen her clients through mind, body and spirit connections. She is a certified Polestar® Pilates CPT and PMA® certified instructor as well as certified in dance, theatre and physical education for grades K-12. She is a graduate of New World School of the Arts and Florida International University. She is presently pursuing her MFA at Jacksonville University and residency at White Oak. From 1991-2014, Ana founded Expressions Performing Arts and was the director for this after school enrichment program for children. Ana is an active and well-respected performing artist. She has performed with dance companies such as the Dance Now Ensemble, Florida Grand Opera, Aire, Pioneer Collective, Marie Whitman ‘Eat your Poem’ and is presently working with Wings to Fly Dance Company as collaborator and guest artist. She presently works as a Pilates and fitness instructor at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club and is the Exercise Program Director at Gold’s Gym. She has been honored to receive the Teacher of the Year Award in 2008 in Miami Beach, Florida, Hispanic Artist of the Year Award for her contributions in Arts Education in 2011 by the City of Miami Beach and the Visionary Award in 2012 froMiamiArtzine.com. In addition, she was awarded Track and Field Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013. An inspiration to the youth in the community, Ana’s reach and influence is extensive.
Her leadership, training and expert coaching, have prepared many students to attend prestigious schools such as Juilliard in New York, Ailey/Fordham University, New World School of the Arts in Miami, Boston Conservatory, Florida State University, Miami City Ballet and Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, to name a few. Some of these students are now dancing on Broadway and in professional companies. She is known for her integrity, her desire to serve and her un-dying commitment to building the community’s youth through the Arts. Her holistic approach to teaching, builds not only dance technique and athletic skills, but confidence, self-esteem and character in her students and clients. Ana is able to help them transform no only into artists, arts-enthusiasts or athletes, but into centered and wholesome individuals.