Anna Kosmider was born and raised in Poland. In 1980 she began her journey into the world of classical music and dance, which eventually led her to the steps of the prestigious Academy of Dance in Poznan. During the nine years of very grueling yet comprehensive training she was able to master a variety of dance techniques, from the pure Russian Classical school of Vaganova, neo-classicism of Balanchine to the freedom of “upper body movement” of the Paris School of Dance. In addition, she received training in Martha Graham and Horton technique and worked with some of the most influential choreographers in Europe.
At the age of 18, Anna Kosmider received a contract with the Polish Dance Theater, founded by Conrad Drzewiecki. After the first season, she was offered a position of principal dancer. During the next four years, she portrayed many different and challenging characters from classical, contemporary, and modern repertoire. She performed in such classics as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle, Les Sylphides, Paquita, Cinderella, Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, and The Rite of Spring.
In 1997 Anna Kosmider accepted a soloist position in Statt Theater, Wuerzburg, Germany. While still dancing she began to teach company classes and took the challenge as an assistant to the company’s artistic director.