ASPIRE Artistic Director

Anna trained at Bretton Hall in the UK and gained a BA (Hons) in Theatre Acting in 2002. As an actor Anna has worked with a number of companies in the UK and Australia including Wigan Pier Theatre Company where she was a company member for two years, Whiplash Theatre Company (Production: Oh What a Lovely War), Powerhouse Theatre (Production: Company) Experimental Theatre (Productions: East, A Doll's House) Pickles Productions (Production: Schools Tour), Catapult Theatre Company (Production: Catapult Cream) and the New Theatre (Productions: A Servant of Two Masters, Bazaar and Rummage).

She has also featured in a number of short films and commercials and has extensive experience as a singer in cabaret. As a director Anna has worked on a large number of scripted and devised productions with and for young people, through Wigan Pier Theatre Company, Barking Gecko Youth Theatre Company, Tantrum Theatre Company, Mad Cow Theatre Company, Australian Theatre for Young People, Stone Gang Show (Musical Direction) and as an assistant director for Sydney Theatre Company - Next Stage.

Anna has extensive experience in the youth theatre sector working as a freelance facilitator for a large number of companies and schools over the past 15 years. She has held positions with Barking Gecko Theatre Co (Participation Co-ordinator), Tantrum Theatre Co (Workshop Co-ordinator)and Australian Theatre for Young People  (Workshop Manager) before joining the ASPIRE program as Artistic Director in 2012. Anna was also selected to be part of Melbourne Theatre Company's 2018 Women in Theatre Program.

Anna chooses to work with young people in the performing arts as they are the best artistic collaborators: honest, funny and unpretentious.