Anna is a trained actress and still loves to tread the boards.
She set up the first branch of the Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School in 2001 and encouraged some of the top leading industry professionals to join her and give something back to the community. As a child there was no professional training in Hackney, where she grew up which meant she had to travel quite some distance to get the training that she felt every young person deserves.
As the school’s reputation has grown Anna has since set up multiple branches across the Capital. It has been important to Anna to provide so much more than the average part-time drama school. Therefore apart from weekly performing arts classes she has implemented many in-house competitions, LAMDA qualifications, a Young Ambassadors programme and an annual Oscar night.
Anna also produces shows at prestigious theatres including the Hackney Empire and The Shaw Theatre. In 2011 she set up the charitable arm of the school, The Fiorentini Foundation [registered charity no. 1140414] which has helped many children attend the school. In November 2012, Anna won the award for Inspirational Leader / Business Person for the Camden and Islington Business Awards. Anna is blessed to have an amazing staff team many of whom have been with her right from the beginning.