About Ballet Magnificat!

The People of Ballet Magnificat!

Anna Bentley

Anna Bentley

Omega Company Senior Apprentice

Anna Bentley grew up in northeast Ohio where she began her dance training at Opus II Dance studio at the age of eight.  She studied under Hellie Schussler where she trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz and modern for ten years and joined their pre-professional company, Ashland Regional Ballet, at the age of 12.  While in the company she had the opportunity to perform in several ballets including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and The Firebird.  She also trained at the Magnus Midwest Summer Dance Intensive and Ballet Magnificat’s Summer Dance Intensive.  In the fall of 2013, Anna moved to Holland, Michigan where she danced with Soli Deo Gloria Contemporary Ballet.  After two years, she moved to Jackson, Mississippi to join Ballet Magnificat’s Trainee Program.  While in the Trainee Program she had the opportunity to travel to Guam and East Asia to perform the ballets The Arrival and Ruth.  She was promoted to the Omega Company as a Student Apprentice in August of 2017, and in August of 2018 she was promoted to Senior Apprentice with Ballet Magnificat! Omega Company.