ANNE LOUISE PORTER
Miss Anne Louise Porter found her love for dance while living on a military base with her family in South Korea. Her Momma and Father surprised her for Christmas with tickets to the Universal Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker. After seeing the beauty and skill, with eagerness and delight she began ballet lessons the following Spring.
After dancing for about a year and half, her family moved back to the U.S. to their home New Braunfels in 2012. Wanting to explore more of the arts in the area she enrolled in musical theater classes, a favorite memory of hers was performing some classic oldies songs of the Andrews Sisters.
It wasn’t long before she joyfully found the School of Classical Ballet and Dance. She went along with her mother to watch Ballet Magnificat! In their touring performance of the Hiding Place and The Arrival. Reading through the program before the show, she saw that it had been sponsored by the School of Classical Ballet and Dance. After such a beautiful show and conversation with the dancers from the Company, she was inspired to begin ballet once more.
Eager to begin, she nervously stepped into the studio in the Spring of 2013, immediately fell in love with the studio and teachers, and hasn’t left since! Beginning with ballet classes the first year, she soon added jazz and tap to her practice as her interests in other expressions of dance developed through the teachers well rounded training.
Miss Anne Louise has been part of many SCBD Youth Company performances for the community. From Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, followed by an original ballet inspired by “The Tales of Beatrix Potter”, “ESTHER: For Such a Time as This”, Hope, and most recently to the delightful Christmas production of the Nutcracker. Where she had the bounteous honor of dancing the role of Mother Ginger, a role she will forever cherish.
She began assistant teaching with the studio in the Fall of 2018. She cherishes each little dancer’s heart and expression! It has been her honor and joy to help work with the young students in increasing their skills, sharing the fun and elegance that dance has to offer.
Miss Anne Louise began teaching classes of her own in Fall of 2020. And she hopes they will experience the delight and beauty just as she had all those years ago as a wide eyed 9-year girl leaping and twirling around in her first ballet classes. Grateful to her Lord God Jesus Christ for the blessings of being here and thankful to the people such as her Momma and Father, her wonderful dance instructors, and all her sweet friends and family for lovingly supporting her and making the opportunity to teach dance possible.
Miss Porter is currently a college student at San Antonio College. She is studying American Sign Language, hoping to help build the bridge between the hearing and Deaf Community.