DMC Founding Member
Anya McKee is an independent contemporary dancer and choreographer based between Mount Gambier and Sydney. Anya has worked in contemporary dance, dance-theatre as well as some aerial dance. Over her career she has performed for Australia’s Sam Chester, Dean Walsh, Sara Black, Simone O’Brien, Caleb Lewis, Sue Healey, and the internationally renowned Kohzensha Butoh Company Artistic Director Yukio Waguri. She has also worked with Kate Champion’s Force Majeure, aerial dance company Strings Attached, Dave Brown’s Paperboats children’s theatre company, and intercultural dance-theatre company Marrugeku as part of research series Burrbgaja Yalirra.
In addition to performing, Anya also directs, choreographs, designs her own live dance and dance on film works. Anya’s latest works Dancing with Lolo & Papa, Miri with Dad: Miri and Alan, and Woman’s Work with co-creator Katina Olsen, utilise all Anya’s skill sets.
Anya is also a Ren Xue Qigong teacher and graphic designer
Whatever she is working on, projects that speak to the heart and inspire change are the most rewarding for Anya.