Annakate Chappell is a native of Los Angeles, CA. Her classical ballet training lead her to dance with companies such as Miami City Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, and Pittsburg Ballet Theater. She then went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts and was a recipient of the Founders Award for Academic Achievement. Upon graduation, Annakate began performing as an actor with the Bilingual Actors Repertory Theater in Los Angeles. Her written and visual work has been published in Dark as Day literary magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine, and That’s Alright Mamma Magazine. She wrote, directed, and starred in The Astral Circle’s inaugural short film, Revelations, which premiered at two international film festivals. Her second film, Empty Nest, which she wrote/directed/starred in is premiering in February 2015.