Ms. Liceica began training in her native Bucharest, Romania at the National Ballet School. She later studied with Yvonne Mounsey at the Westside School of Ballet in Los Angeles, and at the School of American Ballet in New York City, where she received the Mae L. Wein Award for Outstanding Promise. A prize winner at the Romanian National Ballet Competition, the Third Nureyev International Ballet Competition, and Maya Plisetskaya International Ballet Competition, Anna was a member of the New York City Ballet from 1993-1996, before joining the American Ballet Theater in 1996.
Anna rose to Soloist with American Ballet Theater in August 2000. Her roles with the Company include the first Shade variation in La Bayadère, the Winter Fairy in Cinderella, Odalisque in Le Corsaire, Flower Girl in Don Quixote, the Russian Ballerina in Gala Performance, Moyna and Peasant Pas de Deux in Giselle, the Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Silver in The Sleeping Beauty, the pas de trois in Swan Lake, the fourth movement principal in Symphony in C, the second ballerina in Balanchine’s Ballet Imperial, Jiri Kylian’s Sinfonietta, and the Venetian Carnival Pas de Deux from Satanella, among many others. She also created a leading role in Mark Morris’ Gong.
She has appeared as a guest artist with companies throughout the United States, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Russia, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Romania and Hungary dancing leads in classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Don Quixote, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Her partners include Damian Woetzel, Ethan Stiefel, Marcelo Gomes, Gennadi Saveliev, Sascha Radetsky, Bejamin Millepied, Sebastien Marcovici, and Vitali Krauchenka.
Most recently, Ms Liceica has performed as a principal guest artist with the ‘Deutsche Oper’ in Berlin, the Romanian National Opera, The Staten Island Ballet, Belleville Ballet, and Jeunnesse Ballet in Montreal, among others.
Ms. Liceica has been on the jury panel and a master teacher for Youth America Grand Prix’s regional semi-finals since 2007. She also directed, choreographed, and performed in an ‘Evening of Dance with American Ballet Theatre and Friends 2012’ in Manchester, Vermont as well as performed and choreographed for the ‘New York International Festival 2012. Anna will perform the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in Commonwealth Ballet’s 2012 production of The Nutcracker.