Co-artistic director of Matsena Productions

Anthony is a Zimbabwean-born and Welsh-raised choreographer, performer and director working between the mediums of dance, theatre, music and poetry. His work often is politically charged, hoping to make sense of his experience of being brought up in an Afrocentric house and having Eurocentric schooling. He has built a love and curiosity for telling stories that express themes of culture, race, change and belonging.Anthony co-founded Matsena Productions with his brother Kel in 2017 as a reaction to the lack of representation they were seeing in schools, on stage and on screen. They both felt there were very few companies that made work around black stories while using their different skills in African dance, hip-hop, contemporary, rap, theatre and poetry.

Anthony’s break-out moment came as a Sadler’s Wells Young Associate in 2018, creating works for Lilian Baylis Studio Theatre and the main stage. Recent commissions include Sadler’s Wells, BBC, National Dance Company Wales, Jasmin Vardimon 2, Messums Wiltshire, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and CAPA College. He is also an associate artist with National Dance Company Wales and Messums Wiltshire. Anthony sits on the board of National Youth Arts Wales, also chairing the Diversity and Inclusion board for National Youth Dance Wales.

More recently, he has directed and choreographed Shades of Blue which visited Sadler’s Wells, DanceEast and RWCMD in Spring 2022 as well as premièring Matsena Productions' first feature-length film, Error Code 8:46 in Swansea at Taliesin Arts Centre. Alongside this, his work for National Dance Company of Wales, Codi, toured extensively throughout the UK this year.

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