Anna recently joined Candoco Dance Company in London from Melbourne, Australia, where she has lived for 14 years.
Graduating with a BA in Dance from Deakin University, Anna has worked as a freelance dance artist, actress, teacher, consultant and producer. She is a proud Deaf woman and communicates in Auslan, BSL and English. She has a passion for her community, culture and language.
As a dancer, Anna has worked with a range of companies and choreographers in Australia and the UK whilst also choreographing her work (Distraction Society, SPIN, Mini SPIN and Skin). Anna also co-founded The Delta Project, a dance collective of Deaf and hearing performers based in Melbourne.
Anna has also worked as an actress for TV (ABC’s Get Krack!n), film (Volatilis) and theatre (Deafferent Theatre) and has assisted with script developments.
She has spent time in residence in New York (OMI), Berlin (Arts Access Australia), Hobart (SITUATE) and Melbourne (Chunky Move and Lucy Guerin Inc) to develop her choreographic research interests.
Anna is currently in the studio with the other Candoco dancers creating new work with New York-based choreographer Jeanine Durning while considering re-mounting Trisha Brown’s “Set and Reset” and Yasmeen Godder’s “Face In” to be performed and toured later in the year.