ANNA LINES – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
“Human nature has always fascinated me as a choreographer. I am particularly captivated by our mortal fragility in contrast to the incredible strength and resilience we can draw upon in extreme situations. This combined with my passion for animals, our environment and sustainable living thrusts my work in a new direction as we enter a new decade. For my children’s future I feel compelled to join the global movement and make work that raises awareness to the problems we face as inhabitants on this amazing planet. I want to remind audiences of the beauty our world and the inhabitants on it hold so that we can change the way we live on it. I endeavour to create work that connects with it’s audience, providing an empowering and uplifting experience for all parties involved, performer, choreographer and spectator.”
Having completed her Dance Performance BA (Hons) Degree at Middlesex University in 2001 Anna has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience as both a teacher and choreographer. She spent the early part of her career developing FE and HE courses which provided high quality training, that consequently led to many of her students achieving their dreams of attending professional dance institutions. Many of these dancers now work in the industry for companies including Motionhouse, Gary Clarke, Jasmin Vardimon and Joss Arnott Dance Company. Anna’s own choreographic career has flourished alongside her work in education, creating many works including HOME (2018), Point of Departure (2017) and more recently Deep Water (2019) which have been performed in many professional venues including the MAC, Wolverhampton Grand, Artrix Arts Centre and Malvern Theatres. 2019 sees the launch of Deep Water, which kicked off with a small tour partially funded by the National Lottery.
ELIZABETH WINTER – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Liz has worked in Dance and Performing Arts Education for 25 years. She has developed a number of HE programmes in Dance, Film and Radio. And has written and developed practical dance programmes for pre-school children and families. Recently, Liz has produced Dance proposals for the Moulin Rouge in Paris and the Royal Albert Hall in her role as Dance Producer for a major worldwide entertainment company. She has a background in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary Dance and continues to teach dancers from 18 months to 80 years old.