Anna Finkel trained at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in Canada, and completed her Masters in Dance Performance at Laban, in London UK.
Anna began her professional career in Canada working with choreographers Sharon Moore, Susanna Hood, Kathleen Rea, Keaja d’Dance, Dancemakers and was a company member at Le Groupe Dance Lab under directors Peter Boneham and Tony Chong.
Since 2007 Anna has been based in the UK, devising, performing and touring original works with Punchdrunk, Gecko, DV8, Handspring, Ace, Mad Dogs, Anthony Hamilton and Lost Dog with whom she co-devised It Needs Horses which was awarded The Bloomberg Place Prize for Dance in 2011. For Punchdrunk, Anna devised and played the role of Wendy in The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable for The National Theatre, followed by a year run playing Lady MacBeth in the New York City production Sleep No More.
This year Anna has been delving into movement direction working with Louis Vuitton fashion, film director Alex Garland, and was most recently based in China working as a rehearsal director for Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More Shanghai.