A Little About Ladybird

Anna Drozdowski runs Ladybird, where she undertakes projects in dramaturgy, production, and organizational development--most often for dance and cultural activities that inspire community.

Recently Ladybird has found an organizational partnership with the Bowerbird concert series--co-curating and producing BLINDSPOT--sixteen performances over nine nights of music & dance. Anna is also a facilitator for Artists U and a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Speaker; and consults with the Christ Church Neighborhood House, Pasion y Arte Flamenco Co., MIRO Dance Theatre and How Philly Moves.

As a manager, Anna has worked with Headlong Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico, The School of American Ballet, Nichole Canuso Dance Company, The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Team Office!, Emmanuelle Delpech Ramey, Karen Getz, and the Mural Arts Program at the Philadelphia International Airport.

Her research has been supported by the Chicago Seminar on Dance and Performance, the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, the NEA Arts Journalism Fellowship at the American Dance Festival, Philadelphia’s Community Education Center, and the Fulbright Program, through which she spent a year in residence at the Royal Danish Ballet.

Anna has written critically on movement for Philadelphia Weekly, The Bournonville Daily, Philadelphia Dance Projects (where she was guest curator in 2010) and for Dance Advance at the Pew Charitable Trust. Together with Lisa Kraus she will lead a project to cover the 2011-2012 dance season in writing through a grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage/Dance Advance program. She has documented the work of Dada Von Bzdulow and Headlong Dance Theater’s work with choreographer Tere O’Connor and worked as a dramaturg--most recently for Meredith Rainey/Carbon Dance Theatre.

She sits on the advisory committee of Dance/USA Philadelphia and holds a master’s degree in Performance Studies from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Anna enjoys cross-stitching obscenities, tango and grocery shopping slowly.