Anna has been working as a freelance community dance practitioner, performer and choreographer for more than 15 years in Dorset. She runs a number of dance groups with older people and adults with learning disabilities delivering participatory work that has a social impact.
Working with Culture+ Anna has brought her various hats as a sole trader performing arts participatory practitioner under one umbrella as Fingerprint Dance and established it as a Community Interest Company (CIC).
She was successful with initial Arts Council funding for 2018-19 and awaits the outcome of a larger organisational development grant for two years for Fingerprint Dance CIC.
Over the last year, Culture + has given me the confidence and support to take a big step in growing my practice from project-based work into establishing an organisation, one I feel I would not have made alone with the mindset of a freelance artist. As a CIC, the opportunities to connect with other cultural enterprises and potential partners have opened up. We are now in a position to seek more extensive funding which will enable us to sustain delivery of high quality inclusive performing arts projects to the community of Dorset and the SW region
Anna has contributed to the social impact films demonstrating the social value of dance with adults with learning disabilities. Anna is a member of the mid-career participatory performing artists collective whose work has a growing reach and impact.