Meet the team
Advisory Board Member
Anna Herrmann is the Joint Artistic Director of theatre company Clean Break and has been working in the field of theatre and social change for thirty years, specialising in theatre and education with marginalised groups in the UK and abroad. Anna was Interim NCJAA Co-Chair, July 2020 – July 2022. Since stepping down from Co-Chair in July she continues her term on the advisory board as a member.
Anna is co-author of Making a Leap: Theatre of Empowerment: A Practical Handbook for Creative Drama Work with Young People (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). She has an MA in Arts Education from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and a PG Cert (Distinction) in Race and Ethnic Relations.
She is a regular visiting lecturer on Applied Theatre courses at universities across the country and between 2006 and 2018 was a trustee of Leap Confronting Conflict, a national charity specialising in youth and conflict. Anna is also a trained coach and regularly mentors artists in participatory settings.
Header image courtesy of Prisoners’ Education Trust (c) Rebecca Radmore