Annie Gratton was born in Quebec, Canada and then raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Her passion for dance began at the age of three when she joined Bender Performing Arts. Here, she trained under Meri & Kevin Bender, Ryan Ingram, Tina Cyphert, Suzy Guarino, Nancy Sheade, Krista Barker, and more! Annie trained in a large variety of styles including: Classic Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre and even various forms of ballroom under Laurie Schwimmer. Annie competed with Bender Performing Arts throughout her childhood and teenage years and when she was 16 also joined the professional dance crew in Arizona, Automatic Response, whom with she performed at various live stage events throughout the Arizona Valley and competed with other professional crews.