Anya is ecstatic to join the Move This World team as the New York Program Coordinator! In 2012, she earned her MA in Applied Theatre Arts from the University of Southern California, where she was trained in the activism and therapeutic techniques of Theatre of the Oppressed. She spent last summer in Rwanda, participating in and facilitating workshops exploring theatre for healing in traumatized communities. A lifelong performer, Anya moved to Los Angeles after completing her BA in Theatre Studies from Emerson College, where her dreams transformed when she realized that her true passion lies not just in performing, but also in using her love of theatre and dance as a vehicle for social change. She worked with STAR Education, the Unusual Suspects Theatre Company, Warner Elementary School, and the Youth Justice Coalition in Los Angeles and since her move back to the east coast in August 2012, has worked in several NYC public schools as a teaching artist for LeAp NYC and a PeaceMover for Move This World. She is thrilled to dedicate herself fully to this critical global movement!