Anna Mayta grew up in Chile and is an educator, dance improvisor, choreographer, and dance artist. She graduated from Empire State College in June 2001 with a BA in Dance Education. In November 2008, she received a certificate to teach yoga from Svyasa Swami Vivekananda Yoga University in Bangalore, India. In 2006, she was awarded a dissemination award from the Dutchess County Arts Council in Poughkeepsie, New York. In October 2020 she was accepted to a Bethany Arts Center residency in Ossining NY, where she choreographed a solo dance inspired by the idea that men and women are equal. In 2022, she was awarded a grant from CREATE to choreograph a piece about the stories of the Latinx community in Hudson, New York, dealing with linguistic prejudice. Ms. Mayta teaches the Spanish language through movement in addition to fusion dance, which centers on the incorporation of African, Classical Indian, Flamenco, Chilean, Modern, and Latin dance styles. Mayta is a teaching artist for organizations including Art Omi, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, and Caramoor Music and Cultural Center. She is a Spanish language through movement teacher for Middle Way Buddhist Children School in Surgeries, New York. Mayta has performed at Dixon Place and Spoke the Hub in NYC, as well as in Bangalore, India, Boston, Maine, and around the Hudson Valley. She has choreographed for the D’amby Project, SolesBare Dance Collective, The National Ballet of Zimbabwe, Kuumba and Drum Dance Company, and Operation Unite youth dancers. Currently, Ms. Mayta directs her dance company, Mayta Fusion Dance, which is in residency at Berkshire Pulse and its home is Hudson, NY. She teaches, choreographs, and performs throughout the Hudson Valley and Berkshire County.