Anna Seymour is an Australian born dance artist and performer based in London.
Anna is currently a dancer with Candoco Dance Company, an international dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers. Anna has been dancing and touring with Candoco since September 2020.
Born profoundly deaf to a hearing family in Lismore and growing up in the Northern Rivers of NSW, she started dancing at the age of 6 years old. After a long break where she didn’t dance for several years due to the inaccessible nature of dance at the time, she moved to Melbourne to study a BA of Creative Arts (Dance) at Deakin University. She lived in Melbourne for 14 years as a freelance dancer, choreographer, teacher, consultant, and producer.
As a dancer, Anna has worked with different choreographers in Australia and the UK as well as creating her own work. Anna also co-founded The Delta Project, a dance collective of Deaf and hearing performers based in Melbourne. She has worked as an actor for TV (ABC’s Get Krack!n) and theatre (Deafferent Theatre). With Deafferent Theatre, she performed in Black is the Colour (Melbourne Fringe 2016) earning her a Green Room nomination for Best Performer in Independent Theatre. One of Anna’s works SPIN, a participatory dance performance, won a Melbourne Fringe Award in 2018. Another award credential include Candoco winning a Bessie Award (the New York Dance and Performance Awards) for Outstanding Revival of Set and Reset/Reset at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in New York 2022.
Anna’s choreographic credits include; Distraction Society (Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016), SPIN (Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018) Skin (Melbourne Recital Centre, 2019) and Mini SPIN (Melbourne Fringe Festival 2019 & Darebin Arts Speakeasy 2020).
Anna collaborates widely with artists across different art-forms including the artist Guido van Helten who made her the subject of his mural on the Melbourne Polytechnic building in Prahran, Melbourne exploring people’s relationship to architecture and public spaces.
With Candoco, she performs and tours the company’s repertory in the UK, Europe, America, and the UAE. Dance works include Set and Reset/Reset by Trisha Brown, Face In by Yasmeen Godder, Last Shelter by Jeanine Durning, Thing Power by Jo Bannon, In Worlds Unknown by Seke Chimutengwende and soft shell by Annie Hanauer.