Anna has worked with many dance companies delivering educational work across many genres which include Danceworks UK, Robert Hylton Urban Classicism (UK), Decadance Theater (USA), Renegade Dance Theatre (Germany) and continues to work with the The Royal Ballet School Outreach & Access (UK) on their PRIMARY STEPS programme.
The word can't doesn't exist in Anna's vocabulary; she'll do anything and everything to teach dance and help pupils believe in their own abilities with a little bit of fun along the way!
Alice Grayson, Pre-Associate ModernJazz IDTA
Anna teaches regularly within Hype Dance Company’s Academy, as lead Jazz dance tutor (IDTA and free work) and also for many schools, colleges and community groups across the country working with children, young people and adults. Her teaching work ranges from IDTA and RAD Syllabus classes, free work to support grade work, creative dance, choreography, and curriculum enhancement at KS1 & KS2.
Her close connection to the industry allows her to teach students 'up and coming' choreography to not only challenge them, but to prepare them for the business and further training. As a former student, I can say that I would never be the dancer I am today, without the enthusiasm and care Anna has for her students.
Ruby-May Martinwood, undergraduate at Bird College
Anna established and taught on four programmes to develop local dancers: HeX – an intense week of hip hop dance, Hype-D a junior company to the professional one at Hype Dance Company and ACCENT a series of CPD for Yorkshire-based dance artists and ARC a pre-vocational training programme for local dancers aged 11-16. She is heavily rooted in educating in its widest sense, about dance - not just teaching.
She is a registered teacher with the Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET), and undertakes regular CPD training for her own teaching practice and recognised teaching qualifications.
I’ve always loved teaching and sharing what I know. My broad range of genres allows me to create lesson that are engaging and relevant to the dancers I’m working with. I always give something to take away in every lesson.