Anila was born and raised in the United States. Her first dance training started at age 6 with Gene K. Leyden and Suzee Grilley. Her professional dance studies include the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, followed by the renowned Juilliard School in New York City under director Lawrence Rhodes. After her graduation, she performed and toured internationally with companies such as the Göteborg Opera Dance Company, the Metropolitan Opera Dance Company, MOMIX, Sidra Bell Dance New York and Keigwin&Company. In 2015, she first worked with Felix Landerer in the production of Minotaurus. The following year, she moved to Hannover and now works full time with Landerer&Company.
Photo: Jubal Battisti