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Anne Forrest

Artistic Director


Company Director

Anne has been fortunate enough to have trained since the age of three with many outstanding teachers in a variety of styles such as ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical, tap, and hip hop. She has trained with a number of ballet masters including Watmora Casey and Russian ballet master Avnun Yakubov, and performed as a member of Fabourg Ballet Theatre. In addition to these, she is honored to have received training from Chicago’s River North Dance Company, and at Lou Conte Dance Studio, the Edge Performing Arts in Los Angeles, and the Performing Arts Center in California. She performed throughout her childhood as a member of Moves Dance Theatre. Anne has performed with such talents as Bob McGrath (from Sesame Street), Ben Vereen, and with members of the Kirov Ballet Theatre of Chicago. She has performed in many ballet variations including Paquita, Giselle, and Cinderella. She has also performed as part of Good Vibes and Chicago Human Rhythm Project.


Anne has been a teacher for the past 25 years and loves being part of other’s dreams. Since founding Inspire School of Dance eighteen years ago, a life long dream of hers, she has inspired hundreds of students to follow their hearts in dance. Her accomplishments as a mentor and instructor are best displayed in the countless awards her students have won in regional, national and title competitions.

Personally, she has been awarded numerous honors for her choreography and dedication to dance.  Her Company Performers have received multiple National Championships and have received college scholarships to pursue their Profession Training at Juilliard, Marymount Manhattan College, University of Southern California, Point Park University, Pace University, Suny Purchase, The University of Arizona, and Montclair State University.  

Anne is so proud of all of her dancers!!

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