Ann Shirley Greyson is an Author, Actress, Producer. Born on March 25, 1969 at 8:24am at Overlook Medical Center-Atlantic Health, 193 Morris Ave, Summit, New Jersey, Ann is a sensitive, feminine lesbian homosexual, having personal relationships with women only. Democrat and Roman Catholic.
Ann has a healthy life with a vegetarian diet. Favorite cuisines: French, Mexican and BBQ seafood. NO tobacco, NO alcohol, NO ink deposits body tattoos. For optimal health, low blood pressure and pulse, and longevity, Ann studies herbal Chinese medicine such as meditation, biology and chemistry. Hobbies: Reading novels, home decor, fashion, hiking. Former MTV music video junkie and Broadway show junkie.
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Her journey in performing arts began at the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education in Georgia where she studied modern dance with Virginia Rich Barnett, and ballet master classes under instructors including Nicolas Pacana, Sarah Daultry, Fernand Nault, Edward Villella, and Stanley Zompakos. In New York, pointe with Francesca Corkle and Dorothy Daniels at Joffrey Ballet School; ballet under teacher David Howard alongside classmates Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jennifer Gelfand and Lauren Gelfand (Boston Ballet); and jazz dance with Phil Black at Broadway Dance Center.
With federal grants and merit scholarships based on GPA and test scores, never any student loans, besides Howard Community College, she first enrolled as an Acting major at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan for one semester under instructor Jen Jones; and later English literature courses at University of California Los Angeles under instructors Charles Lynn Batten and Carolyn Chiappelli, then attending Glendale Community College, where besides jazz dance under teacher James Kolb, her English Literature professor Nancy Nevins, the lead vocalist of Sweetwater American rock band that opened the 1969 Woodstock festival in New York and famous for the song "Motherless Child," inspired Ann to cover her own version of Motherless Child (2016 music video) starring Vincent Price.
Among the short TV programs, music videos and commercials Ann acts in include the SpaceWoman and Super CRAZY Fan series for which she is the creator and a novelization is in the works for SpaceWoman to accompany the books (Gotham Kitty, The Lonely Vampire, Never-DEAD) she’s already written. Consequently, Ann's status grew, an unexpected result from her humble beginnings with small roles on six episodes of the CBS TV series Win, Lose or Draw (1988), and even background extra roles that she rarely mentions in Goodfellas (1990) Warner Bros film; and with actress friends Heather Dominic and Judy Calem in Clear By Design (1988) topical solution commercial starring Lara Jill Miller.
Ann has appeared on many stages from Maryland to New York since 2002 when she returned to dance and choreography. With Dance Baltimore, ensemble roles in The Lion King (2006) choreography by Lori Goodman-Joyner at Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture (Red Wall of Freedom series); El Matador (2007) choreography by Yvette Shipley-Perkins, and Rich Girl (2007) choreography by Ivy Fox at Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Auditorium, Baltimore Museum of Art (Free Fall Baltimore). With B. Funk Dance Company she performed in pieces choreographed by Jennifer Combest and Angie Servant Worley. While attending Howard Community College she took dance classes and performed in pieces choreographed by Renee Brozic Barger, Ray Hatch, Lester Holmes, and Sherri Liebrich-Kasky.
She has also enjoyed brief stints in modeling for annosaur jewelry; The Red Dress of The Heart Truth; Skintelligence skin cleansing emulsion; Just Jockey for Her; Debbie Hall dresswear in Traphagen School of Fashion’s 66th Annual Fashion Show at The David Schwartz Fashion Education Center of Parsons School of Design|The New School; Canal Jean Co coats commercial; I Know men’s cologne School of Visual Arts student commercial with Jeannie Collins; four years of promotions at Bloomingdale’s 59th and Lexington Ave, New York City which included EPI products EpiLady and EpiSauna; and Leotardo da Vinci dancewear.Member:
Supportive to Ann’s career is her mother Meaghan D’Otazzo (born September 7, 1925, Havana, Cuba) currently retired, her godfather was Alexandre de Bernard Kourakine, the son of Maria Fiodorovna Kourakine a princess from Russia. Studied ballet under instructors Alberto Alonso, Fernando Alonso and Nikolai Yavorsky at Pro-Arte Musical, Havana, Cuba. Meaghan spent summer seasons of 1955 and 1956 at Ecole de Danse de l'Opera de Paris in Paris, France. In Gala presentations as a coryphee, she danced alongside dancers Rudolph Nureyev and Zizi Renee Jeanmaire In 1957, she took piano and music classes with Harvey Van Cliburn at The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City. On September 8, 1958 at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen in Havana Cuba, Meaghan married Neil Alfredo Otazo (b. May 20, 1926, Florida, Camaguey, Cuba - d. June 11, 2003, Columbia, Maryland) and they have three children Vivian, Patrick and Ann. On June 22, 1962, Meaghan left Cuba and immigrated to the USA with her mother Maria, a U.S. citizen, aboard a Pan American airline to Miami, Florida, though U.S. Officials had suspended commercial flights between Cuba and the United States of America, they had allowed flights for Americans and their immediate family members. Though Meaghan is legally a U.S. citizen born abroad and should have been granted automatic U.S. citizenship, she obtained U.S. citizenship through Naturalization on September 12, 1972 in Atlanta, Georgia. Her mother, Maria Virginia Barzaga (b. January 6, 1898, New York, New York - d. May 24, 1976, College Park, Georgia), was baptized by Reverend Phillip Cardella on July 23, 1898 at the Church of St. Francis Xavier, a Roman Catholic parish in the Jesuit tradition, 55 W. 15th Street, New York, NY, where her granddaughter Ann Greyson has attended Sunday mass frequently over the past 23 years. After her birth, Maria Virginia Barzaga lived for 8 years in a townhouse in the Gramercy Park area of Manhattan before she moved with her parents, Antonio Barzaga y Herrera (b. Bayamo, Granma, Cuba - d. 1909, Havana, Cuba) and Maria Diaz y Sosa (b. October 22, 1863, Quivican, Cuba - d. September 28, 1948, Havana, Cuba), to Cuba long after The Spanish-American War had ended. On August 15, 1918 at Iglesia de Termino del Espiritu Santo in Havana Cuba, Maria Virginia Barzaga married Miguel Blanco y Sanchez, (b. November 4, 1878, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain - d. March 20, 1956, Havana, Cuba).