Annelise Hagen is an actor and writer from San Francisco. After working with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival in Shakespeare in the Park and on tour, and performing around the Bay Area in Theater and Improv (notably playing Cassius and Calpurnia in the same tour), she struck out for New York City. Here, she has worked with underground theater companies, burlesque and circus troupes, done standup comedy (co producing Feminine Hijinks, a standup estrogen bomb), and worked in both film and commercials. Her love affair with New York includes a deep and lasting connection with the New York Salsa scene, where she performed with Almyra Ayos' Case de la Salsa, toured the Carribean, and returned to teach Mambo in NYC. Annelise is also a published author and has written two pilots. Her new web series, You're Ethel, is slated to drop this year.