All About Anna K Antongiorgi
The Short of It:
Anna Antongiorgi is a writer, choreographer, and dancer originally from Redondo Beach, California. A member of the Harvard Class of 2019, she graduated cum laude in English, writing a collection of short poems for her senior thesis on dance, physicality and the body as it loves, moves, grieves and heals. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at the New School.
The Long Story:
I grew up in Redondo Beach, CA, learning how to boogie board, but not how to surf, and making my family's recipe for banana bread. Most of my time in California was spent in a dance studio; I trained in classical ballet and modern dance with Palos Verdes Ballet and the Classical and Contemporary Dance Conservatory at the Orange County School of the Arts.
I graduated from Harvard in 2019, majoring in English and minoring in Theatre, Dance, and Media. In my junior year I took a creative writing workshop which opened up a new world of artistry. I was completely overwhelmed by it. Writing became my processing system and I’m not sure how I’d do much of anything without it.
My writing reflects my interests off the page, including dance, choreography, and physiology and anatomy. I’m fascinated by how the body works, by embodied emotions and experiences. I like wondering how we move, groove, love, grieve and grow in this weird tangible box of the human form. We hold so much in our anatomy, literally and figuratively, and yet so often the relationship between an individual and their body is quite complicated, layered by experiences. I'm currently an MFA student in Creative Writing at the New School in New York City, trying to keep moving and making movement, and writing all about it.
The Odds and Ends:
I take my coffee black and dancers are my favorite kind of people. Someday I want to put together an anthology of poems about the body written by my favorite dance buds and title it 'fake poets obsessed with the fact that humans inhabit bodies.'(fpofhib) I'm really proud of this Spotify playlist, titled 'satisfying sad boys and bops' and I'm really grateful for the people in my life who have supported me and my art, on and off this site.