BA (Hons), Contemporary Dance (University of Kent, UK)
MDA Movement Studies (National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney, Australia)
Anca Frankenhaeuser performed with London Contemporary Dance Theatre for fifteen years touring extensively throughout Europe, USA, Canada and Asia. She also took on the role of rehearsal director, choreographed and taught dance throughout that time.
Since moving to Australia in 1990 she has taught contemporary dance extensively in dance schools, colleges and tertiary institutions, has worked with Opera Australia and on a variety of plays as well as co-creating and performing independent work with likeminded dancers, actors, singers, musicians and visual artists (Open House, Independent Dance Collection, Bodies, Canberra Dance Theatre).
Moving Earth (2001) was her first production with Australian Dance Artists.
In 2005 she graduated from NIDA with a Master of Dramatic Art, Movement Studies, writing her thesis about Keith Bain.
She now works as a director/choreographer/performer, as well as lecturer/tutor of movement for actors, contemporary dance & choreography. Presently teaches at AIM – Dramatic Arts (formerly AADA) and Wesley Institute for the Arts.
She has devised and directed physical theatre works Falling or Falling (Aug 2014) at AIM-DA, Lock & Key (2013), Between Lines (2012), Fire & Ice (2011), Papercut (2010) at AADA, and at NIDA Knot Alone (2006), steppingstone (2005) and Packing Room Eight (2004).