Director at Auteur, Australia
Ever since she was handpicked from two and a half thousand other hopefuls for a place at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Anna has approached the art of acting with great passion and tenacity. Within a year of graduating from NIDA she fulfilled a lifelong ambition of performing under the direction of John Bell (AO OBE) for his company Bell Shakespeare. She has since performed for the Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company, Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Perth Theatre Company. Her work as an actor has taken her around Australia on five national tours, and internationally to Europe and Asia for commercial theatre productions that include the National Theatre of UK’s production of War Horse. Anna has performed in beloved Aussie dramas All Saints, A Place to Call Home and Blue Heelers, and has worked with some of Australia’s best film directors, including the Cannes prize winning Shirley Barrett and George Ogilvie (AM). Anna also holds a degree in Communication and Cultural Studies from Western Australia’s Curtin University, with a focus on how cultural dynamics shape professional communications. Her love of language stretches from the written to spoken word, and with more than a decade of professional experience in the performance industry, Anna’s understanding of the art of communication is innate.