Anna Kirakowska started ballet classes from a young age in her hometown of Cork, Ireland. After graduating from London Studio Centre, Anna performed in theatres, film sets, cabarets and circuses in Europe, India, UAE and the US, living in India for one year where she danced in over 30 Bollywood movies. She recently received the highest grade possible for her Masters research into dance and racial identity at Roehampton University. Anna is also a professional bellydancer for over 15 years and last year received the Ivor Guest Research Grant to explore bellydance whilst 8 months pregnant! She is very excited to be part of the NYB team and looks forward to the projects ahead.