Along-side her career as an independent dancer, Anya also makes her own work as an emerging choreographer.
First year out after graduating Anya developed her first work ‘Fit To Shift’ as part of her JUMP Mentorship with mentor Sue Healey. In 2013, ‘Fit To Shift’ was selected to be shown in Melbourne dance festival Dance Massive ‘Open Studios’, and with the support of Ausdance NSW and TASDANCE space residencies, became part of the Dance Makers Collective’s (DMC) premier season at Riverside Theatre Oct. 2013.
During this same period (2012-2013), Anya also began to choreograph for the work of others, like writer and director Caleb Lewis’s ‘Destroyer of Worlds’ (Rock Surfers Theatre Co.) and Freshly Squeezed for collaborative work ‘Scattered’ (PACT Theatre). In 2014, Anya began a new work ‘Office Bodies’, that in 2015 received a research residency from Critical Path.
After taking some time out from choreographing to focus on her dance career later this year, Anya has returned to making dance and is currently researching for new solo work ‘woman untitled’. This solo was born in a Marrugeku workshop and had its first development thanks to a short ACCA Residency in Annandale at the end of 2015. In connection to the research of Anya’s prior developing work ‘Office Bodies’ (2014), ‘woman untitled’ explores the primal female body and it’s connection to power within the context of Australian society.
At present Anya is also one of the 10 founding dance artists of Sydney’s Dance Makers Collective (DMC), and currently co-choreographing and performing in work DMC’s latest work ‘DADS’ set to premier at Riverside Theatres November 2016.
Current work in development:
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