DANCE IN THE PARKS
Anouk Otsea - petite female bodied dancer in her mid 20s, long blonde hair with bangs, blue eyes, pierced nose

ANOUK OTSEA

dancer

SHE/HER

Born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, Lingít Aaní, home of the A'akw Kwáan and T'aaḵu Kwáan peoples, Anouk is a dance artist, lover of the outdoors, and certified GYROTONICⓇ Instructor. After studying dance at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Anouk attended the LINES Ballet BFA Program where she graduated summa cum laude with a minor in religious studies. While at LINES, she was lucky enough to perform original works by Alice Klock, Robert Moses, Christian Burns, Gregory Dawson, Kara Davis, Nicholas Korkos, and Amanda Miller, among others.

In 2020, Anouk had the honor of returning to her hometown of Juneau, where she created solace, a short dance film which explores the intersection of nature, movement, transience, and home. Funded by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, solace was featured in the 2021 San Francisco Dance Film Festival.

In her professional life, Anouk has performed works by Genevieve Carson, Katlin Bourgeois, Monique Haley, Savannah Dunn, Jamie Greco, and others. She is a collaborating artist with Little Fire Artist Collective and a company member with Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre. Anouk is grateful to her tremendously supportive network of loved ones spanning from Alaska to Chicago and is honored to be joining Dance in the Parks for their 2022 season!

Photo by Gabriela Mendez-Lopez