Anna began her love of dance and movement when she was just 6. She has trained in a multitude of disciplines; competed and performed internationally for Great Britain as part of Birmingham Rhythmic Gymnastics Club. When she was 16 she began training in Ballet discipline with Annette, and gained an unconditional offer to study at the prestigious Northern School of Contemporary Dance. While here, Anna trained in Cunningham, Graham, Ballet, Release Technique, Yoga and other supplementary disciplines. During this time she also worked with choreographers including Kathinka Walter, Hagit Bar and Charles Linehan.
She graduated in 2014 with a 2:1 Degree, since completing her studies Anna has worked as a freelance artist and teacher; creating work with and for Birmingham Dance Network, ReCollective, Neil Callaghan and Simone Kenyon for Fierce Festival, Gerry Turvey University of Leeds and International Dance Festival Birmingham. She has taught at various Nurseries and Schools delivering Ballet, Contemporary and Yoga sessions, and has been teaching at Nicholson School of Dance since March 2016. Anna’s specialist area of working closely with children in Dance came about after undertaking a Children’s Yoga training course in Hampshire UK, and grew from there. She believes that movement should be enjoyed by everybody and loves working with young dancers as they express themselves so beautifully, just for the pure enjoyment of moving.
MONDAY 10-10.45 (Ages 3-5)
MONDAY 4.30-5.15 (Ages 4-5)
SATURDAY 10.45-11.30 (Ages 3-5)
SATURDAY 11.45- 12.30 (Ages 6-8)
Ages 3-5 “Pre-Primary and Primary Ballet”
These classes are well structured with the younger ones learning the foundations of Ballet technique. These classes spark imagination, develop social skills, co-ordination, behavioural expectations and help prepare students to progress into the level 1 class. We look at simple steps and use our creativity to blossom into beautiful little dancers.
Ages 6-8 “Level 1/2”
Focused on preparing students for structured learning in their classes, we begin to look more in depth at the physical aspects of Ballet technique. It is around age 7 when muscles begin to really change and develop that we then are able to begin to teach students technical corrections. At this level, we are moving on from Ballet foundations and starting to find better posture, musicality and ‘muscle’ memory, as well as beginning to dance more independently and with confidence.