Dr. Anastasia Pike serves on the faculties at Teachers College, Columbia University; the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University; and Christopher Newport University. She is also the founder and director of the Christopher Newport University Harp Festival, and Associate Director and coach of the Crested Butte Music Festival's Chamber Music Intensive.

Anna has delighted audiences including European royalty, Supreme Court justices, senators, congressmen, and legislators. She has performed on national and international television, and in venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institution, Lyric Opera House, and Richard Nixon Presidential Library. She has also performed with members of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the English Philharmonic, Europa Galante, the London Mozart Players, L’Orchestra des Champs Elysees, the Melbourne Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as with artists including Renée Fleming, Kristin Chenoweth, Arturo Sandoval, and the Irish Tenors. Locally, she has appeared with the Smithsonian Chamber players, and as principal harpist with the Fairfax, Harrisburg, Richmond, and Virginia Symphonies.

Anna is also a member of The Sprezzatura Duo, formed with fellow harpist Kate Loughrey. In 2012, Anna and Kate co-founded the Harps for Kids Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity that provides lessons and community outreach programs to local youth. The Sprezzatura Duo performed at the American Harp Society's 2016 National Conference in Atlanta, giving the world premiere of their second commission. In 2018, they were awarded a Faculty Development Grant from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, to support their debut recording.

Anna is also a pianist, and has been featured on more than 10 different CDs as both harpist and/or pianist. Amongst her awards is the United States Navy's CMC Award for her volunteer work providing therapeutic music to the wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

As an arts educator, Anna has conducted national and international research, and has interviewed artists including Pierre Boulez, Alice Chalifoux, Evgeny Kissin, and Leonard Slatkin. She has written articles for the American Harp Journal as well as entries for several encyclopedias by Salem Press. Anna has presented at the Mid-Atlantic Harp festival, and is a regular presenter at the College Music Society's (CMS) National Conferences; she was the Event Director and lead panelist of the day-long 2016 CMS Pre-Conference Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

In 2017, she presented at the Global Awareness Society International conference in Heredia, Costa Rica, and at the 2017 American Harp Society's (AHS) Summer Institute in Northfield, Minnesota. Anna also performed as part of the Elán Ensemble at the AHS conference, and conducted a harp ensemble at Les Harpes Camac Festival, where her students gave the world premiere of Dr. Evan Meier's Variations on an Antique Theme, commissioned specifically for them to premiere at the Festival.

Anna received her doctorate from Columbia University, and has master's degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, where she also received two bachelor's degrees with honors. She completed additional studies at the Juilliard School, the MasterWorks Festival - London, and, upon personal invitation, to the Salzedo School. Her primary instructors were the late Alice Chalifoux and Jeanne Chalifoux.

Anna serves on the board of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the College Music Society, and is President of the Washington, DC chapter of the American Harp Society. She divides her time between Washington, DC, and New York City.