Through all of my work is a strong political voice, questioning the status quo and finding empowerment and space for voices neglected by the mainstream.

Creative Artist, Actor, Writer, Director, Producer and Facilitator. Anna-Maria started her journey at a local Youth Theatre in North London, she then went on to study at The Brit School and eventually Mountview Drama School. She is a professional actress working across Theatre, Television and Film. Recent credits include BBC1’s ‘Informer’, Improbable Theatre’s ‘The Paper Man’ and Yaël Farber's 'Les Blancs' at The National Theatre, she can currently be seen as Macduff in The Shakespeare’s Globe's production of Macbeth.

Anna-Maria has developed and directed her own work taking shows to both the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe. She has written and produced short film and is currently developing feature length projects both narrative projects and combined arts projects . Anna-Maria's creative net is multifaceted, she co-founded and has for 5 years been running AFRORETRO, a fashion and Lifestyle brand, whose ethos is embedded in ethical fashion practices, cultural identity and empowerment for both the consumers and creators of fashion.

Both through a performance and textile lens Anna-Maria has developed, led and assisted workshops for all ages. Facilitating young creatives from across London Anna-Maria has worked closely with Halfmoon Theatre, Tangle International, The London Philharmonic Orchestra . She has also created and lead workshops with The Black Cultural Archives, The V&A, Southbank Centre and mentored women as part of WOW Festival.

Whilst working within mainstream theatre and storytelling Anna-Maria has always explored and created work within a wider artistic spectrum through dance, film, combined arts and more.

The Brit School gave me a strong foundation in exploring all forms of creativity and I have held on tightly to that ethos throughout my career. This hunger to explore character and storytelling has lead me to create my own work as both a writer, artist, director and film-maker. This work strives to tell the stories from marginalised and disempowered voices that will speak to the world at large to inspire change, reflection and positivity.

A Visual manifesto of my work ethos:

Portrait by Peter Warrick