Anna-Louise McMinn


Access Worker and Creative Learning Associate

Anna-Louise McMinn

Anna graduated with a BA Honours Dance Degree from Middlesex University, where she trained with a broad variety of international dance artists and choreographers, supplementing her training at the Royal Academy of Dance and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.

Since graduating Anna has worked for a wide group of organisations as a teacher, performer and choreographer such as the Royal Academy of Dance, Mencap, One Dance UK, the Dance Network Association and within secondary school education. A career highlight was a recent commission to choreograph and perform her original work, The Finding of Moses, for the National Gallery’s Summer on the Square Festival.

Anna has also worked as a SEND Support worker within secondary education and is a qualified Fitness Instructor/ Personal Trainer, advocating dance and movement for any body and everybody. She is proud to be neurodiverse and incorporates her lived experiences of neurodiversity, alongside her inclusive CPD training, into her inclusive professional practice.

Before becoming an Access Worker and Creative Learning Associate with Stopgap, Anna supported the company’s education department for several years as a volunteer and 1:1 support worker. She also completed teacher training within Stopgap’s Inclusive Dance Syllabus, IRIS, which she taught within her own community groups prior to joining the company.

Anna is absolutely thrilled to be working for Stopgap as a pioneering dance company that actively advocates and promotes diversity internationally, within the dance industry and beyond.

Photo: Rachel Cherry