1. "Let us be kind, one to another, for most of us are fighting a hard battle."
    Ian MacLaren
Annie Conway grew up just outside of Milwaukee, receiving her early training from Accent on Dance Studios in Waukesha, Wisconsin. She later went on to study at Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she performed works by Billy Siegenfeld, Agnes DeMille (set by Gemze De Lappe) and Larry White of the Martha Graham Dance Company, ultimately earning her BFA in Dance Performance with highest honors. Upon moving to Chicago, she apprenticed with River North Chicago Dance Company and performed with Thodos Dance Chicago New Dances.

In 2003, her childhood dream of opening a performing arts school became a reality when she and her two sisters co-founded Virtuoso Performing Arts – a studio offering training in Acting, Dance, Music and Tumbling to students in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
Annie feels fortunate to have such a nurturing group of family and friends, and is endlessly grateful to her husband, Matt, for his unwavering support. She marvels at the abundance of joy dance has brought into her life and is eager to share it with the young people of this community – most notably, her two young daughters (and one on the way).