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 high quality teacher training for the Diploma in Dance Education qualification. When the pandemic hit, Anna pivoted to create online options for her DDE courses, allowing teachers to enjoy flexible, accessible courses rooted in evidence-based pedagogy and modern values.
Anna spent a number of years on the Ballet faculty at Performers College before joining Bird College as a Ballet Tutor in 2016, and the teacher training faculty of the Royal Ballet School in 2021 to deliver their 'Inspire' teacher training seminars. Anna is also an adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals, is on the Advisory Board for the TIRED Movement (Trying to Improve Racial Equality in Dance), and has adjudicated and lectured throughout the UK and internationally.
Anna’s choreography has been seen all over the world, including creating original work for Bailar Al Sol in the US and enjoying choreographic residencies at Moulin Belle in France and Andanza Puerto Rico. Most recently he has co-choerographed the critically acclaimed 'Black Beauty' for United We Dance International at Sadler's Wells.
Anna remains deeply committed to elevating the culture of Dance, both in educational settings and the professional industry. Her vision encompasses fostering a more compassionate, inclusive, and progressive dance community. At the heart of her mission lies the nurturing of the next generation of teachers, ensuring a thriving legacy for the world of dance.
"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, former 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 blended delivery of remote online learning and studio contact hours. 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 2023/4?
2023 - ballet/modern - FULLY BOOKED FOR FULL COURSE, AVAILABILITY FOR WRITTEN UNITS ONLY.
DDE Tap intensive course - October 2023 and April 2024. click here for more info.
DDE REMOTE BALLET - JAN 2024-JAN 2025
DDE REMOTE MODERN - APRIL 2024-APRIL 2025
DDE REMOTE BALLET - SEP 2024-SEP 2025
DDE TAP INTENSIVE 2024 - DETAILS TBC
"THE MOST ACCESSIBLE AND ACHIEVABLE COURSE AROUND."
Megan Hughes - DDE Course Student 2020
In addition to her teaching work, you can book Anna for:
Ballet/Contemporary workshops/choreography worldwide
Adjudication - Anna is an adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals.
Lecturing - On topics such as progressive dance education, inclusivity and leadership in Dance.
For bookings, please enquire via the Contact page.
'MS MORGAN HAS DELIVERED ADJUDICATIONS AS WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. HER CV AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SHONE THROUGH, PROVIDING AMAZING ADVICE TO tEACHERS AND AUDIENCE ALIKE.'
- Seamus Byrne, Director Gibraltar International Dance Festival
"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