Anna Simonsmeier was born in 1997 in Berlin. She began dancing as a toddler and, after trying various other sports, found her way back to dance during her teen years. From 2012-2014, she completed a two-year training in urban and contemporary dance at the Academy Stage Arts School. A lot of stage time was required to prepare for the final performances – “Abheben” in 2013 and “Moment Noch” in 2014. Anna also participated in the project “HEIM @ BERLIN” by the “STRAHLTanzCompany YOU”.
After graduation, she spent six months working alongside Lisa Bleiker, who runs a small dance school for toddlers, children and adolescents. By observing, participating and taking over exercise sessions, Anna gained valuable experience in teaching children. She also taught street dance for 10-13 years in the community house “Phoenix”.
Anna has been present in the motion*s community since the beginning and has been part of the team for several years. She currently teaches hip-hop after school to children at the school “Schmuddelkinder” as well as urban children’s dance at motion*s.