Anna Watkins

Choreographer

Cohan Collective: Bournemouth

Anna Watkins

Choreographer

Cohan Collective: Bournemouth

Anna Watkins graduated from Rambert in 2005. Anna was a dancer for Tavaziva Dance for ten years and previously worked with Motionhouse, Shobana Jeyasingh, Neville Campbell and others. Anna was a dancer for ‘Dance in Focus’- collaboration between English National Ballet and dance photographer Chris Nash. She was Rehearsal Assistant for Tavaziva Dance 2009 – 2010, Project Manager in 2014 – coordinating and choreographing for their Youth Dance Programmes. Anna has choreographed for Centre for Advanced Training all over the UK, BalletBoyz Dancer’s Course and taught professional classes including Rambert Dance Company & Tavaziva Dance. Commissioned works for Third Row Dance, New College Youth Dance, Suffolk Youth, ENBYouthCo, LSC Expressive Arts, Leyton Sixth Form College, Rambert Dance Youth, Quicksilver for the production of ‘Angled Eye’, ENB Dance Journeys, 3rd year BA Students at Dance City, Newcastle and as an associate artist and choreographer for the new Giselle by Akram Khan for ENBYouthCo. More recently Anna was commissioned by Phoenix Dance Theatre to create a new work on Phoenix Youth Academy. This work was selected for Fresh 2018, Yorkshire Dance as part of U.Dance. She has created new works for CAT and SYDCo (Swindon Dance) and Co-Evo (PDSW). Anna was awarded Associate Artist at Swindon Dance for 2017 – 2018 and Arts Council England funding for a triple bill of her production, OATH, including a short dance film in collaboration with Film Oxford. Anna formed Watkins Dance Company in May 2011.