Annellyse is originally from Miami, FL where she started training in all styles of dance from the age of four. She received her BFA in Dance (cum laude) from the New World School of the Arts / University of Florida. Immediately after graduating, Annellyse moved to New York where she joined Ailey II (2014 -2016), the junior company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Annellyse performed in front of former President Barrack Obama and other international delegates in the 2016 Hannover Messe opening ceremony in Germany and was featured on the cover of Dance Spirit magazine’s February 2015 issue.
After being signed to Bloc Talent Agency NYC in 2016 she has participated in various engagements including the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards for Beyoncé, H&M x Kenzo New York Fashion Show SS17, where she was featured on H&M website and on Vogue. She also performed in New York Fashion Week for Desigual’s SS18 collection. She is thrilled to have worked with renowned choreographers including Anthony Burrell, Ryan Heffington, Jaquel Knight, and Tanisha Scott. Most recently she was featured in Carolina Herrera’s commercial for 212 VIP fragrance. Currently, Annellyse is a New York Knicks City Dancer.