Anna Liceica

IBT MasterClass Series


We are proud to have Anna Liceica return for yet another Master Class at IBT Academy. A beautiful, spirited dancer and gifted Master Teacher, Ms. Liceica has been on the Jury Panel and a Master Teacher for Youth America Grand Prix Regional Semi-Finals since 2007. A former American Ballet Theatre Soloist, Anna is also part of American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive Faculty. 





“I trained with Anna while preparing for the YAGP Finals. She has a beautiful ballet pedigree and has provided me with exceptional technical training that I am so grateful for,” says Taylor Yanke, one of the YAGP 2016 finalists.



Anna teaching at IBT Academy, 2017



Ms. Liceica began training at the National Ballet School in her native Bucharest, Romania. She continued her studies at the School of American Ballet in New York City, where she received the Mae L. Wein Award for Outstanding Promise.


A prize winner at the Romanian National Ballet Competition, the Third Nureyev International Ballet Competition, and Maya Plisetskaya International Ballet Competition, Anna was a member of the New York City Ballet from 1993-1996. There she performed in most of the Company’s Balanchine repertory from 1992 until 1996, including NYCB's The Nutcracker movie, before joining the American Ballet Theatre in 1996.



Right: American Ballet Theater



In August 2000 Anna was promoted to Soloist with the American Ballet Theatre. Her roles with ABT included the first Shade variation in La Bayadère, the Winter Fairy in Cinderella, Odalisque in Le Corsaire, Flower Girl in Don Quixote, Moyna and Peasant Pas de Deux in Giselle, the Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Silver in The Sleeping Beauty, the pas de trois in Swan Lake, the Fourth Movement lead in Symphony in C, the second ballerina in Balanchine’s Ballet Imperial, Jiri Kylian’s Sinfonietta, and the Venetian Carnival Pas de Deux from Satanella, and the Russian Ballerina in Gala Performance, among many others. She also created a leading role in Mark Morris’ Gong.


Liceica's partners included Marcelo Gomes, Gennadi Saveliev, Sascha Radetsky, Bejamin Millepied, Damian Woetzel, Ethan Stiefel, Sebastien Marcovici, and Vitali Krauchenka.



Right: American Ballet Theater



As a Soloist with ABT Ms. Liceica has performed all over the globe: in the United States, Russia, Brazil, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Romania, Hungary, Japan, and China. She was also a Principal Guest Artist with Deutsche Oper Berlin where the list of her many roles includes leads in La Gioconda and Onegin.


Throughout the years Anna has produced, directed and staged a series of performances called Classical Moves: Evening of Dance with members of ABT and Friends, which included legendary classical works as well as new choreography by ABT members.



Anna Liceica with IBT Level 5 student Rory Myers (left) during a series of Masterclasses at IBT Academy in 2016 and 2017 (right)