Annie Mushrush was born in St. Charles, Illinois where she began her dance training at the age of 3. She is currently dancing professionally with Ballet Theatre of Indiana. In May 2015 she received her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude with Highest Honors in dance pedagogy from Butler University, where she studied under and performed the choreographic works of Marek Cholewa, Patrick Hinson, Michelle Jarvis, Stephan Laurent, Susan McGuire, Cynthia Pratt and Derek Reid. While dancing for Butler Ballet she performed principal roles in Herzlichen Romanzen and The Nutcracker as the ‘Dew Drop Fairy’ and a soloist role as the ‘Silver Fairy’ in The Sleeping Beauty, among other roles in Giselle and Cinderella. In 2014, she toured Europe performing with Butler Ballet and trained with the Polish National Schools of Ballet in Warsaw and Poznan, Poland as well as The National Conservatories in Prague, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia. Prior training also includes Northern Illinois University where she studied under Judith Chitwood, Brian Carey Chung and Autumn Eckman. While dancing with Northern Dance Theatre she performed the principal role of ‘Raymonda’ in Raymonda and represented NDT at the American College Dance Festival in 2012.