My name is Anna Stranack and I was born and raised in Liverpool, UK. Liverpool, an extremely creative city that fed my love and hunger for the performing arts. I trained as an actress at Paul McCartney’s fame school, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Upon graduating in 2004, I began a professional acting career, performing in a variety of productions from Shakespeare to musical theatre to TV and radio. It was during the latter part of my acting career that I became interested in teaching. I began teaching drama, dance and singing to teenagers and adults at a Liverpool college. I went on to be trained for 3 years by the NHS as a support worker for service users diagnosed with learning disabilities and mental health issues such as autism and schizophrenia, assisting with the integration of service users into society.

A new challenge arose in 2010 when I was offered the position of leading drama and musical theatre instructor at Kids Theatre Works!, a children’s theatre school in Dubai where I was lucky enough to count Her Highness Sheikha Al-Jalila bint Mohammed Al Maktoum as one of my students. During my time at Kids Theatre Works! I was given the opportunity to fly out to Delhi, India and teach drama to the children from the slums through the charity organisation, Harmony House. In 2013, I held the position of Head of Drama, following and instructing within the International Baccalaureate curriculum for Middle Years Programme at a private, international school in Abu Dhabi. At the beginning of 2014, I became aware and extremely interested in Right Brain Training. I trained as a Whole Brain Training teacher and was given the position of Head of Teaching at a children’s accelerated learning centre in Dubai.

Teaching is such a special and rewarding profession and I am thrilled to be continuing to teach Whole Brain Training and that I get to see the incredible progress and development made by children throughout this fantastic programme!