Anna Lise Marie Hearn
Anna-Lise creates a positive and safe space for dancers to explore and expand themselves physically and mentally. The class moves seamlessly from improvisation into guided physical phrase work, facilitated sensitively by Anna-Lise. The class usually begins by exploring and bringing awareness into the body through improvisation-based exercises, working both independently-focused and in response with others, moving into progressive exercises across the floor and through the space.
Classes are full of energy, exploration and play. Further into the class, we will explore more complex movement phrases and exercises using what we’ve already developed and established from the beginning of the class. Within these phrases, we explore the bodies movement capabilities, qualities and strength, and the patterns and power of movement in space. There is a strong focus placed on articulation and artistry within the physical technique of the movement. There is value placed on the feeling of being expansive in space, yet an equal attention is paid to detail and intricacies.
Within her classes, Anna-Lise aims to challenge, engage and inspire every individual she works with, facilitating and supporting them in their artistic development and discovering the depths of their individual creative abilities. This is enhanced by the way that her class is structured and delivered, which deeply influences the open and positive atmosphere established throughout the session. In the movement exercises, there is an energy that flows throughout the whole body, reflected in the energy given out to every participant in the class, ensuring an enjoyable, open and energised session from beginning to end.
Anna-Lise Marie Hearn is a (half-British/half-Norwegian) professional dance artist, dance educator, award-winning choreographer and movement director currently based in Berlin, having previously lived and worked in London, UK.
Anna-Lise has an extensive experience of creating works for stage, film, site-specific, outdoor and alternative performance spaces. She has choreographed for many collaborative projects and commissions; commercially and artistically. Anna-Lise received her professional education at London Studio Centre (University of the Arts London). After graduating with a First Class Honours Degree, specialising in contemporary dance, she continued her further education by receiving a dance teaching qualification from bbodance, graduating with Distinction. She also received professional training in mentoring and is currently undergoing an extended diploma in coaching and mentoring for artists.
Anna-Lise has expansive teaching experience, and currently works within professional dance education programmes and pre-professional education programmes; teaching improvisation, composition, modern and contemporary dance.
Alongside her teaching in professional dance education for institutions such as Ballett Akademie Berlin, DANCEWORKS Berlin, Trinity Laban Conservatoire London and London Studio Centre, Anna-Lise has choreographed and directed a number of professional works for stage and screen, as well as commercials, music videos, fashion film and dance film. Anna-Lise’s choreographic and movement direction work within dance and film has been recognised across many festivals internationally, including Southbank Centre (London, UK), ScreenDance Festival (Stockholm), TeChe Festival (Italy), Stories We Dance (Italy), R.E.D International Film Festival (Norway), Sadler’s Wells Theatre (London, UK), ScreenMotion Festival (London, UK) and ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival (Germany).