Anila was born and raised in the United States. Her first dance training started at age 6 with
Gene K. Leyden and Suzee Grilley. Her professional dance studies include the Idyllwild Arts
Academy in California, followed by the renowned Juilliard School in New York City under
director Lawrence Rhodes. After her graduation, she performed and toured internationally
with companies such as the Göteborg Opera Dance Company, the Metropolitan Opera
Dance Company, MOMIX, Sidra Bell Dance New York and Keigwin&Company. In 2015, she
first worked with Felix Landerer in the production of Minotaurus. The following year, she
moved to Hannover and now works full time with Landerer&Company.