Founder & Artistic Director


Montréal, Canada, 1978
Anna was born and raised in Montreal, graduating with honours from lʼEcole Supérieure de Ballet du Québec, the professional ballet high school affiliated with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.

She completed her dance training on scholarship at the John-Cranko Ballett Shule in Stuttgart and in Rotterdam at the Rotterdamse Dansakademie.

She then began her professional career in ballet and contemporary dance companies in The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Italy and Spain such as Compagnia Zappala Danza, La Compagnie Thor and the Copenhagen International Ballet.

Anna began working in Tanzania after an inspiring visit to Arusha in 2012, and founded IDF in 2014. Ibuka Dance Foundation (IDF) is dedicated to the practice and performance of dance in East Africa. Our mission is to educate, empower and employ disadvantaged youth in the emerging performing arts market in Tanzania.





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