Anna trained as an actress at Webber Douglass Academy and did a year long course in Theatre Directing at the St Petersburg Academy of Dramatic Art. She has performed in productions at the National Theatre, West End, Derby Playhouse, Nottingham Playhouse, Northampton Royal and Derngate, Minack Theatre, Finborough and Polka Theatre as well as touring nationally and internationally with Chipping Norton Theatre, English Touring Opera, TNT and Tour de Force Theatre Companies. She has developed work for Hampstead Theatre, Royal Court, Unicorn Theatre, Belfast Lyric and Manchester Royal Exchange. She was a member of Jet Theatre, has had major roles in several feature films and appears regularly in guest roles on TV. As a director, work includes operas Monteverdi’s Flying Circus and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme for Armonico Consort (both new librettos by Kit Hesketh-Harvey), Blunderbuss for Chipping Norton Theatre, Alice in Wonderland and Dazzling Medusa for Polka Theatre, Slug! for Human Behaviour, The Web for Cherwell Theatre Company and Citizenship for NT Connections (Oxford Playhouse).