Anna Williams

Anna Williams is an award winning dancer and choreographer based in the UK. She has worked as a performer and maker in dance, theatre, opera and live art for over twenty years. She was the recipient of the Prix Individuel (ADAMI) performance award at the International Festival for Choreography Bagnolet, Paris and her choreography has been nominated for a South Bank Show Award. DanceEast has supported Anna with the R&D of new work and by commissioning The Doodle Dance Show and The Buildy Uppy Dance Show.

Her choreography includes Clearing (finalist in The Place Prize for Choreography 2008), I Am Falling at The Gate Theatre London (South Bank Show nominee) and The Thought That Counts for Theatre-Rites at the Barbican, London. She has made commissions for Lone Twin and Clod Ensemble and will premiered her new solo work This Woman’s Hour in the summer of 2014.

She was an original member of the dancer-led Ricochet Dance Company performing and creating original works by choreographers such as Stephen Petronio, Javier de Frutos, Wayne McGregor, Rosemary Lee and Nigel Charnock. She was a dancer and soloist with the Russell Maliphant Dance Company for seven years and has danced with Random Dance Company, Aletta Collins, Carol Brown Dances, New Art Club and Nik Haffner.

She began working with the ground-breaking La Ribot in 2001 performing Anna Y Las Más Distinguidas which toured the art galleries and theatres of Europe after its premiere 2002. Anna re-joined the company to tour Paradistinguidas in May 2011.

Williams has extensive experience as a teacher. She has taught professional class to Protein, Ricochet, Russell Maliphant on the professional training programmes at The Place and Greenwich Dance Agency, graduate courses at LCDS, Laban Centre, Leeds Metropolitan and Leicester De Montfort.

She is currently the rehearsal director for Vincent Dance Theatre and is performing in the Red Ladies project with Clod Ensemble.

“I am truly delighted to be appointed one of the associate artists at DanceEast. This appointment will give me the time, expertise and support I need to develop the next phase of my artistic career. It is a wonderful opportunity for me to be nurtured and challenged alongside the fantastic team at DanceEast.”
Anna Williams