INSPIRING THE DANCERS AND
TEACHERS OF THE FUTURE
"ANNA IS A CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL WITH A FANTASTIC VISION AND ENTHUSIASM FOR DANCE AND THE ARTS" -
Sophia Hurdley, Principal Artist with Matthew Bourne's New Adventures
ABOUT ANNA (she/her)
ANNA MORGAN F.I.S.T.D. A.R.A.D.
Anna trained at the Deborah Capon College, and was also heavily influenced by her time training and working in America. She was represented by Terpsichore Entertainment in New York and worked within theatre and television. Following this she became the company's UK talent representative, responsible for identifying and guiding talented artists seeking legal employment and representation in the USA.
Anna went on to train as a teacher, running her own school, the Hasland Dance Studios, for 6 years, achieving her Licentiate and Fellowship qualifications with the ISTD, and becoming a mutually recognised teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance. In 2015 she became an Approved Tutor for the ISTD and created Anna Morgan Dance, offering bespoke teacher training for the Diploma in Dance Education qualification.
Anna spent a number of years on the Ballet faculty at Performers College before joining Bird College as a Ballet Tutor in 2016, and is also the staff representative to the Board of Directors at Bird College. In 2021 Anna joined the teacher training faculty of the Royal Ballet School to deliver their 'Inspire' teacher training seminars in the UK and internationally. Anna is also an adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals, and is on the Advisory Board for the TIRED Movement (Trying to Improve Racial Equality in Dance)
Before the pandemic Anna pursued teaching and choreography throughout the UK and America, including
choreographing two original works for Bailar Al Sol in New Jersey. Alongside American Company 'United We Dance'
Anna is currently involved in pre-production of an original Contemporary Ballet to be performed by a brand new,
international company once travel restrictions permanently ease.
When the pandemic hit, Anna pivoted to create online options for her DDE courses, now allowing teachers to have the choice between in-studio or online learning.
"ANNA'S ABILITY TO CATER TO STUDENTS' INDIVIDUAL NEEDS AND VARYING DEGREES OF FACILITY IS, I BELIEVE, SECOND TO NONE. I KNOW I WOULD NOT HAVE ACHIEVED THE SUCCESS I HAVE HAD IN MY CAREER WITHOUT ANNA'S TEACHING AND HER SUPPORT EVER SINCE."
Jack Mitchell, Artist with Matthew Bourne's New Adventures
DIPLOMA IN DANCE EDUCATION
The Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) is the ISTD's entry level qualification, allowing learners to become fully qualified dance teachers and enter students into ISTD examinations worldwide.
Anna Morgan Dance offers a flexible, part-time course with a mixture of studio contact hours and distance learning. The course is uniquely positioned to offer outstanding, individualised tuition alongside access to a comprehensive online learning platform for further support and revision. This makes the course particularly suitable for students who need to balance their own work/family commitments with their training.
The qualification is comprised of 5 units. Click on the links below for more information on each unit's content and delivery, and to see the fees.
WHAT'S COMING UP IN 2022?
DDE REMOTE MODERN - 5 PLACES - SEP 2022 - SEP 2023
DDE STUDIO BALLET/MOD/TAP - 10 PLACES - SEP 2022 - SEP 2023
1 week's intensive tuition
"ANNA IS HIGHLY EFFICIENT AND CREATES A FANTASTIC LEARNING ENVIRONMENT."
Megan Hughes - DDE Course Student 2020
Anna offers Ballet, Contemporary and Audition Preparation workshops worldwide.
Anna is an adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals.
For workshop or adjudication bookings, please enquire via the Contact page.
"Probably the most wonderful adjudicator we have danced for, so encouraging, friendly, positive and constructive. Every one of my students came away happy regardless of placing."
- Gemma Mulcahy, Principal of Fantasy Feet Dance
"ANNA WAS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR AS AN ADJUDICATOR. I DON'T THINK A SINGLE DANCER CAME AWAY DISAPPOINTED FROM THIS FESTIVAL PLACED OR NOT BECAUSE ANNA MADE THEM ALL FEEL SPECIAL"
- Natasha Palmer, Mother
Anna combines a strong understanding of the best of traditional dance techniques with a good eye for current trends. She makes every competitor feel valued"
- Jo Hampton, Organiser Somorset Festival of Dance