Anne is a native Chicagoan. As a child, she was an extremely talented athlete, but dance was always her heart and soul. She studied dance in downtown Chicago at Lou Conte Dance Studio (home of the Hubbard Street Dance Company), Joel Hall Dance Studio, and Ruth Page Center For The Arts. When she was offered the opportunity to study at the acclaimed school of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City it became a true turning point. She arrived in New York with a goal of becoming a concert dancer, but found performing in musicals to be where her true joy was. She loved studying and performing with great dance talents such as Chet Walker in his jazz company, Walkerdance.
Performance has taken Anne all over the world, from Chicago, to New York, Australia, Las Vegas, Japan, Istanbul, Manila, South Korea, and Russia. It has also brought her dream of performing on Broadway to fruition in Hugh Jackman, Back On Broadway. Some of Anne’s other credits include Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (as Potiphar’s wife), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Geminae), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sophisticated Ladies, Singin In The Rain (Green Dress and Olga), Sweet Charity, Jubilee, (Bally's Las Vegas Showgirl) and Erotic Broadway Vintage Variety. She has also done some pre-production work for Warren Carlyle, Rob Ashford, Chris Bailey, and Lorin Latarro, and was part of the cast of the Liberace story, All That Glitters, Broadway workshop in NYC.
Anne has also been seen in CBS’ Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show two years in a row and was the face and body of the M.A.C Convention. Some of her commercial credits include Vogue.com, Ford Motor Company, Cablevision, and Six Flags. Anne played Velma in the new casino game of Chicago the musical, by High 5 Games.
Ms. Otto played Go To Hell Kitty in the national tour of the Broadway Show, Chicago. Anne saw the show for her 13th birthday. The Fosse style, the music, and especially the unbelievable performers left their mark. Stepping out onto the stage each night to deliver the opening monologue as Kitty was like living a dream! It was a gift.
She continues to perform with Hugh Jackman in his one-man show whenever the opportunity arises, more recently, in Australia for Mr. Jackman’s Broadway to Oz Arena tour. She feels completely humbled every time she has the chance to work with that unbelievable cast and crew.