Anna Wetoska

Dressed Up to Do Nothing

Anna Wetoska seated on a floor, surrounded by mirrors

Choreography: Anna Wetoska

Music: Original Composition by Justin Comer

Costume and Lighting Design: Anna Wetoska

Video Design: Anna Wetoska

Dancer: Anna Wetoska

I’d like to dedicate this piece to my mom, Kelly. Thank you for teaching me resilience is power, creativity is essential, and giving up is never an option.

To the amazing dance faculty, thank you all for believing in me, teaching me, and reminding me every day why I love this art form. I am constantly inspired by the passion, dedication, and leadership you devote to your students to help us grow as artists and human beings.

To my mentor and glorious advisor, Jennifer Kayle. Thank you for your invaluable guidance and support throughout the past four years. You have taught me to embrace my weirdness, to find a way to make any moment an improvisational experiment, and to always “keep going” when I feel like my creativity tank is empty.

To my fellow senior BFA pals, you are all insanely talented artists and can do anything you set your minds to. I am so grateful for all of the memories we have created the past four years and treasure our friendship to my core. I love you goofballs endlessly.

Finally, I would like to thank my family. I can’t imagine what my life would be like without your constant love, support, and hilarious commentary. I could not ask for a better fan club.

In a time of rapid change and uncertainty, I am grateful to be able to create work and share it with the world. 'Dressed Up to Do Nothing' was conceived in the heat of disruption, change, and panic in my life and on the planet. However, in its reveal, a completely new, raw, and surprising work is born.
Closeup of Anna Wetoska's eye, seen through a ring light
Anna Wetoska Headshot

Anna will graduate from the University of Iowa in May 2020, earning a BFA in dance and BA in health and human physiology – exercise science. Upon graduation, Anna plans on diving headfirst into the dance world to begin her professional career as a dance artist. She is excited to bring her bright energy, focus, and positivity into the professional world.

Anna Wetoska in a double exposure image, facing the camera and with her back to the viewer