Artistic Director; “Khao Jai Dance Theater”

BFA Dance Jacksonville University (2006)

AA Dance Santa Fe Community College Gainesville FL (2003) Proud Alumni Douglas Anderson School of Arts (2001)

Certified Personal Trainer AFAA (2009)

As a performer and choreographer, Anne Gehman, is most interested in the chance happenings, which may define/expose an individual's vulnerability during live performance. How do we as performers remain "human" to connect to the self and spectators, while still creating a world of entertainment full of escapism/imagination and playfulness?

Anne Gehman is an accomplished and classically trained artist. Her training is predominately influenced by the tutelage of the following: Dulce Anaya and Alberto Alonso, Christina Teague-Mann, Ellie Barrett, Brian Palmer, Cari Coble and Dr Phyllis Penney. Her contemporary/modern training is heavily influenced by the methods and techniques of Horton, Cunningham & Paul Taylor; and Release Methods based on concepts of Laban Movement Analysis and Forsythe’s Improvisational Technologies. Throughout the past ten years of Anne’s career she has had the pleasure of working with artists; Christina Teague-Mann, Ana-Sanchez Colberg, Laura Greenhaulgh, Katrin Riedel, Cedric Andreux, Deb Meunier, Andrea Woods, Chris Elam, Blythe Barton, Maria Juan, Gina and Kyle Sorenson, John Malashock, Micheal Mizerany, Paz Tanjuaquio and Jean Isaacs. Anne has also worked with/guest performed for, Jacksonville Ballet Theater FL, Fusionworks Dance Company Providence RI, Backlight Theater Group, Blythe Barton Dance Company and San Diego Dance Theater.

Anne’s choreographic research, “The Triadic Perspective Through Chance Fragmentation During Live Performance” was accepted into the National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Ashville, NC. Anne’s work has been recognized and awarded “Outstanding Achievement” for “Composition and Choreography” from Jacksonville University. Since then, Anne has had the honor of performing and choreographing works for exhibitions throughout the state of Florida, Providence Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Pontlevoy France, and now San Diego CA. She was chosen as one of the “New Voices” Choreographers of San Diego Dance Theater in 2011. Her new work “She Runs Interference” which premiered in “youTurn Contemporary Arts Exhibition” (April 2011), was described as “…especially memorable…multi-layered dance offered a view into lives of multi-tasking women…Gehman didn’t lose sight of the serious juggling that women really do…darkly funny and overall quite mysterious.” –Kris Eitland