Anna Seymour is a Melbourne-based contemporary dancer, choreographer and teacher. She was born profoundly Deaf in Northern NSW and uses Auslan and English to communicate. Anna holds three degrees; Bachelor of Arts (Cultural Studies and Creative Writing) at Southern Cross University in Lismore then moved to Melbourne to study a Bachelor of Dance and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary).
Anna has worked in different work environments including hospitality, Deaf organisations and the arts. She has worked for various companies and choreographers including Ballet Lab and KAGE. Anna co-founded The Delta Project in 2012 (productions include Collisions and Under My Skin) a dance company employing Deaf and hearing dancers. In 2016 Anna presented her first choreographic work Distraction Society for the Melbourne Fringe Festival and worked as an actress for Deafferent Theatre (Black is the Colour) which earned her a Green Room Award nomination for Best Performer in Independent Theatre. She teaches dance workshops for Deaf young people and people with disability with a focus on inclusive dance practice. Anna regularly collaborates with artists from different disciplines including drummers, street artists, visual artists and film makers.
Anna teaches casually at the Victorian College for the Deaf and has a passion in working with Deaf young people. When she is not dancing or teaching, she spends time cooking, practicing handstands, drinking coffee and reading female spy novels.