Anna specialises in telling stories by the Brothers Grimm. Having grown up in Germany, she listened to these stories throughout her childhood and, fascinated by their sinister yet romantic atmosphere, is keen to share them with a wider audience.
After having worked as an actress for over ten years, Anna graduated with a degree in History of Art and English Literature and has been working in museum education ever since, using storytelling to entertain and educate.
Anna is an expert in performance-based, interactive and educational storytelling , and as part of the storytelling company Louna Productions she loves bringing long-forgotten stories to an adult audience. She also has a vast experience in working with early years, groups with special needs and sensory impairments, and people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Apart from narrating German fairy tales in both German and English, Anna has also accumulated a wealth of stories from other cultures, including aboriginal dream time stories, Maori creation myths and religious stories from various faiths. Using songs, nursery rhymes and often movement Anna has told stories for Glasgow Museums, House of Holyrood Palace, the Goethe Institute, the University of Glasgow and Cumbernauld College as well as putting on storytelling shows on a regular basis in theatres, festivals and venues across the country.
Anna is familiar with the Curriculum for Excellence and the Inspiring Learning for All framework and has developed and delivered numerous storytelling sessions and workshops for audiences of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. She has also been running training courses for aspiring storytellers and has recently collaborated with a writer to create contemporary fairy tales.
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