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Director/Founder/Choreographer Anna Pishner Harsh

Artistic Director and founder Anna Pishner Harsh, a WV native is a professional dancer and award-winning choreographer. She holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Communication from West Virginia University, a Bachelors of Arts degree in Dance from Slippery Rock University and is a certified STOTT PILATESTM Instructor as well as a RYT200 Yoga Instructor. She has also served Dance Faculty for WV Governors School for the Arts. Her work has been seen in Dance Magazine, Danza Italia, and a published author in Dance Spirit Magazine. She has instructed dance and fitness for several colleges and universities in the tri-state area. In 2013, Anna was given the Excellence in Education award by Marshall University and the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival. In 2015, She was honored in the Ambassador Magazine by the National Italian American Foundation. In August 2019, Allegro was featured in the FRA NOI magazine based out of Chicago, IL.

Known for her fun and energetic personality her fitness and dance classes give you a refreshed and energized feeling. Blending upbeat and inspiring music in class, you will feel free to explore movement with confidence in class. She incorporates meditations in her Yoga classes with uplifting quotes and poetry to keep the mind calm and centered.

Allegro Dance Company allows Anna to share her love for her Italian heritage through the art of dance. She travels throughout the US & Italy for extensive research on Italian culture to find and archive traditional dances to share through performance and workshops. Allegro's mission is to preserve these traditional Italian dances. They have produced a dance documentary called "La Danza - Bridging Time Through Dance."

Be sure to see an Allegro performance or enjoy an inspiring dance or fitness class with Anna.



Services offered:

  •  Choreography for plays, musicals, pageants & show choirs
  •  Judge for local & state pageants & dance competitions.
  •  In-service workshops for Teachers in Dance / Fitness
  •  Preparation for theater or dance auditions 
  •  Lecture/ Demonstrations on Dance & Culture
  •  Dance Art Installations for Art Galleries, libraries and schools.
  •  Marketing ideas for your school or studio.
  •  Workshops in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Improvisation, Ballroom, Hip Hop & Yoga/Pilates