Annmaria Mazzini is a New York City dancer, choreographer, writer, and teaching artist. A principal dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company from 1999-2011, she performed leading roles throughout the world in more than 60 beloved Taylor classics, and originated numerous roles in acclaimed works such as Black Tuesday, Changes, and Beloved Renegade. Prior to and during her tenure with the PTDC, Ms. Mazzini also danced for Taylor 2, CorbinDances, Cortez and Co., Karla Wolfangle, Kim Gibilisco Dances, and Amy Marshall Dance Company. Recently she has been a guest artist with Dog Eared Dancers, Martita Goshen/Earthworks, and the Gledhill Arts Collective, performing a work by Parisa Khobdeh. She is currently a member of The Legacy Project, a performance collective of international dance artists committed to sharing the transformative work of Canadian solo artist/activist Margie Gillis. Under Ms. Gillis mentorship, she also explores group techniques in conflict resolution through movement, as well as teaching "Dancing from the Inside Out", Ms. Gillis' methods for performance and improvisation.
From 2012-2016, Ms. Mazzini choreographed for her own company, the Mazzini Dance Collective, and performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Battery Dance Festival, and the Cape Dance Festival, and collaborated with notable artists including dancers Orion Duckstein and Francisco Graciano, and composer Robert Paterson, founding director of the American Modern Ensemble, where Ms. Mazzini also served as Choreographer in Residence.
She has created dances for students of the Steffi Nossen Dance Company, the New England Academy of Dance, Dancers Workshop of Jackson Hole, and Moving Youth Dance Company. In 2014 she presented the lecture demonstration Dancing On: Evolution of a Performer, a solo retrospective of her dance journey from her early studies in Allentown, PA, on to the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University (where she earned her BFA degree), in New York with Mr. Taylor's company, and finally through injury, transition, and reinvention.
A faculty member of the Taylor School since 2007, she teaches technique and repertory, and restages Mr. Taylor's work, most recently Mercuric Tidings at Southern Methodist University and Esplanade at the Conservatoire National Superieur in Paris.
On film, Ms. Mazzini was featured as lead actress and soloist/choreographer of director John Walter's short The Pink Pony, an Official Selection of the 2013 Dancing for the Camera Festival. Her writing has appeared in pieces for Dance Magazine and Dance Spirit. She is featured on the cover of photographer Jordan Matter's bestseller, Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday and in his second book, Dancers after Dark. In addition to a busy and fulfilling life in dance, she is the maker of Dancing Amulets, custom made, spellcrafted jewelry for healing and personal empowerment, and is mom to six year old Caleb.