"In term of my career, I've spent most of it - if not all of it - in youth dance."
And she has. Anna Kenrick, from her beginnings training at the Northern Contemporary School of Dance through to her current position as Artistic Director of YDance in Scotland, has forged a career pushing for the voice of young people.
Over her career as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer, Anna's passion for social issues drives her work. From working in prisons, rural areas, with mothers, disabled people, and young dancers who wish to continue professionally, Anna opens the doors of dance to as many people as she can.
In this episode, Anna talks about her experience with not only youth dance, but also teaching collaboration, choreography, and touring.
Text and interview by Patricia Hayes Cavanagh who is an Australlian Youth Dance Festival, Youth Ambassadors. This season was presented in partnersip with Ausdance Victoria, in conjunction with the Australian Youth Dance Festival (AYDF). Youth Ambassadors were mentored in the process of writing and undertaking interviews. Additional episodes feature: Adam Wheeler, Aparna Nagesh, Daniel Riley, Adam Rutherford, Cadi McCarthy, and Isabella Stone. For more information about this special season click here.