Anna Beke earned her degree in dance performance from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Germany, as well as a Master’s degree in theater science and study of literature from the University at Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität). She is a freelance dancer, choreographer as well as a theatre dramaturg and lecturer for arts and cultural mediation.
Since 2006 she has worked intensively with both the Bavarian State Opera as well as with the Bavarian State Ballet where she is a member of the artistic-staff. Here she is responsible for practical and theoretical-projects involving the children- and youth-programs as well as conducting seminars and workshops with dramaturgical themes connected to current productions for the public.
During the season 2016/2017, Anna Beke was engaged as choreographer, as well as for the female solo-role of “Clara”, in the Bavarian State Opera production of the ballet, The Nutcracker, for the CAMPUS-program for young ballet and opera audiences. She also works closely with the "Junges Resi"-program of the Bavarian State Theatre / Residenztheater, where two of her choreographic-projects were presented at the Festival for young Theatre Ensembles, held in June 2016. In July, she was also engaged as choreographic-director of the CAMPUS-production of Friend.Ship / Friends.Hip for the Bavarian State Ballet, performed in conjunction with the International Dance- and Performance-Festival, "Think Big!", with performances to be repeated in October, 2016. In July 2017 Anna Beke was responsible as choreographic-director for the co-production "A Midsummer Night's Dream" between CAMPUS Bayerisches Staatsballett and the Symphonie Orchester Bayerischer Rundfunk Education.
In 2015 she was also choreographic-director of the children's opera Eloise, composed by Karl Jenkins, staged during the summer festival of the Bavarian State Opera, as co-production with the Roland Berger Foundation. Parallel she belonged to the choreographic-team for the school-children-project KulturTagJahr, a collaboration between the Bavarian State Ballet and the Foundation Nantesbuch.
In addition to these projects, Anna Beke serves as a lecturer for arts and cultural mediation at diverse universities (Universität Augsburg, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg) as well as for the Bavarian Museums Academy, the Museum for Modern Arts and the Center for Museums-Education in Munich, and she is co-author of the new dance-encyclopedia (Laaber Verlag GmbH) published in 2016. In 2014 she served as jury-member for the REWAG (Regensburger Cultural-Foundation), awarding excellence in performing arts.
As freelance dancer and dance performer she can be seen in many productions for theatre, opera and ballet, as well as in concerts and film-productions (Ludwig II. , 2012 - Bavaria Film / Warner Bros.).