With another hat on, as a member and co-founder of Beverley Arts Trust, Anna founded  Beverley Puppet Festival in 2005 with just 5 companies in attendance, which has continued as a biennial festival since 2006 with the support of Arts Council EnglandEast Riding of Yorkshire CouncilBeverley Town Council  and later Wykeland’s Flemingate Centre.  In 2015 the festival won the Remarkable Hull and East Yorkshire Tourism Award for the best small tourism event of 2014.  Anna continues to be a co-artistic director of this festival, which by 2018 involved over 30 companies.

Having come from a family of artists, Anna at first studied Stained Glass Design & Printmaking (BA Hons) at Edinburgh College of Art, followed later by postgraduate studies at Chelsea School of Art & Design. In 1991 she studied puppetry in India at Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal, Udaipur, also in Ahmedabad with Mahipat & Leela Kavi. After this a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (in secondary schools) at Middlesex University enabled her to start developing the education side of her work.

After spending a year at the Desmond Jones School of Mime and Physical Theatre in London, Anna became a freelance puppeteer, performing with various companies including Movingstage Marionette Company (on the Puppet Theatre Barge, 1993) and the Little Angel Theatre (1994). At this time she undertook a lot of work with her close friend and colleague Manju Gregory for her company Kabutar, which was a very formative and inspiring time. Other pillars of support and encouragement from this time were the marionettist Jane Eve and voice teacher Joyce Wren. From 1996-98 Anna lived in Indonesia studying Mask dances of Cirebon with Ibu Nunung Nurasih and traditional Wayang Golek rod puppetry with Pak Asep Sunandar Sunarya and his family in Bandung. She was also introduced to Wayang Kulit shadow puppets by Pak Ledjar Subroto (Yogyakarta).

In 1999, soon after her return to the UK she began trading as Indigo Moon Theatre, initially based in London. Since 2000 she has toured shows nationally in UK theatres, Schools and Arts Centres, and taken international engagements in Singapore, Barcelona, Indonesia, Germany & Abu Dhabi.

Alongside her workshop activities in countless schools (both primary and secondary), throughout her freelance career she has worked on many educational projects in Museums and Arts Centres or Theatres such as The Barbican, London International Festival of Theatre, the British Museum, Abingdon Museum, the Commonwealth Institute, the Mousetrap Foundation, the Ragged School Museum, the Geffrye Museum, The Horniman Museum, Somerset House, the Theatre Museum, the V&A, the Unicorn Theatre and the Young Vic. She has also been involved in many projects for film and TV, including The Storymakers for CBeebies.

For 2 academic years between 2001 and 2002 Anna worked as a visiting tutor teaching The Puppet as an Educational Tool and Puppetry and Special Needs on the HND Puppet Theatre Arts Course at the Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre (at the time accredited by Anniesland College of FE, Glasgow).

In 2004 Anna returned to her home town of Beverley, East Yorkshire and in 2017 moved to Hull. Since 2004 the company  toured to more diversely located regions of the UK. From 2005 – 2011, between theatre touring, she carried out ten Creative Partnerships residencies with Haviel Perdana in primary schools in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, N. Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire.

Though continuing to tour, in Autumn 2012 Indigo Moon Theatre  moved into their production space at Scrapstore, Hull, where they created a theatre, later to become Scrapstore’s Creative Hub.  Their production workshop remains next door to this.

JUNGLE BOOK Jungle Book tells a surprisingly good story that harkens back to the poetry & spirit of Rudyard Kipling's original books. VIEW MERMARELLA From one of its earliest beginnings in ancient Egypt, a story best known across the globe as Cinderella shape-shifts its common threads into the world of the seas. View ALADDIN This colourful tale from the Arabian Nights is set in the Middle East VIEW THE LOST FOREST There’s magic and mayhem in the rainforest! VIEW ALICE AND THE WHITE RABBIT Join Alice on her magical adventure as she chases the White rabbit back in time on a fantastic spiralling journey into Wonderland. VIEW THE WORM THAT SQUIRMED A contemporary show for children or adults alike. VIEW SARASWATI Saraswati has delighted audiences in many places both in Britain and abroad since 1992. She dances in traditional Rajasthani folk style, as well as reacting to her audience in her own particular way. VIEW