Aaron Anker was born in Portland, Oregon, and began his formal ballet training at age 10 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He attended summer programs at The Rock School, Carolina Ballet, the Chautauqua Institute, Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, and Boston Ballet School.
Aaron attended Indiana University in the fall of 2012, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Ballet and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. During his time with Indiana University Ballet Theater under the direction of Michael Vernon and Violette Verdy, Mr. Anker was featured in principal roles in George Balanchine’s Rubies, Emeralds, Donizetti Variations, and The Four Temperaments, Merce Cunningham’s Duets, and Nicolo Fonte’s Left Unsaid.
In 2015, Aaron joined Pennsylvania Ballet, and has since performed featured roles such as Basilio in Angel Corella’s production of Don Quixote, Conrad in Corella’s Le Corsaire, Sugar Plum Cavalier in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Waltz Boy in Balanchine’s Serenade, Christopher Wheeldon’s Rush, Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces, Tybalt in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet, and in Trisha Brown’s O Zlozony/O Composite, a US premiere by a major ballet company.
Aaron is very excited to be joining Indianapolis ballet for the 2020/2021 season.