:Photography: Danilo Moroni
Anna graduated from the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in 2005. Anna has been a dancer for Tavaziva Dance for 10 years - achieving the first longest standing dancer. Previously working with Motionhouse, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Neville Campbell, Pair Dance, MaxwellDanceProject and European Ballet. Anna was a dancer for ‘Dance in Focus’- collaboration between English National Ballet and dance photographer Chris Nash. She was Rehearsal Assistant for Tavaziva Dance 2009 – 2010, Project Manager in 2014 - coordinating their Youth Dance Programmes for Tavaziva Male and Female, including choreographing on Tavaziva Female and Project Leader for ZIVA Youth Dance in 2015 - 2016.
As a teacher and choreographer has delivered various workshops from beginners to professionals and choreographed various curtain raisers across the UK. She taught continuously at Tring Park Easter Courses from 2011 - 2013. Anna has choreographed for CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) at Dance City, Newcastle since 2012 as well as technique classes for CAT at Dance4, Nottingham , Shuffle Youth Company, The Place, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, DanceEast, Ipswich CAT (Centre for Advanced Training), Suffolk Youth Company, Tring Park Associates, BalletBoyz Dancer's Course and various professional classes including Rambert Dance Company & Tavaziva Dance.
In 2014 - 2015 Anna was commissioned as a choreographer for Third Row Dance Company, New College Youth Dance Company, Suffolk Youth Company, English National Ballet Youth Company - ENBYouthCo and LSC Expressive Arts, Leyton Sixth Form College. She was appointed a role on the CAT teaching faculty at Dance City, Newcastle September 2014 for one year.
In Spring/Summer 2012 Anna was a Dance Artist for English National Ballet working alongside East London Dance and Choreographer Andre´ Gingras.
Work created on Rambert Dance Youth Company, Quicksilver for the production of 'Angled Eye'. Anna was commissioned by English National Ballet to choreograph for Dance Journeys 2016.
Anna was commissioned by English National Ballet as an associate artist and choreographer for the new Giselle by Akram Khan for ENBYouthCo. Recently also commissioned to create a new work for the 3rd year BA Degree Students at Dance City, Newcastle. She was also commissioned to create a new work on CAT (Centre for Advanced Training - formally YDA) students at Swindon Dance in April 2017. Anna created a new work on SYDCo (Swindon Youth Dance Company) in 2018. This April she will be creating a new work on Swindon Dance CAT (Centre for Advanced Training).
In 2017, Anna was commissioned by Phoenix Dance Theatre to create a new work on Phoenix Youth Academy. This work has been selected for Fresh 2018, Yorkshire Dance as part of U.Dance.
Anna was a guest teacher and mentor at Swindon Dance Sep - Dec 2017 & 2018 for the CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) programme and currently guest teaches for the CAT enhancement classes programme.
Awarded Associate Artist at Swindon Dance for 2017 - 2018.
Anna formed Watkins Dance Company in May 2011.
Photography Chris Wade