Anne Norland is a theatre artist, administrator, performer, and educator living in San Carlos, California.
This Fall, Anne will begin as the music specialist at Charles Armstrong School for students with language-based learning differences in Belmont, California.
For over two years, Anne served as Director of Education at 42nd Street Moon and was the creative leader of MoonSchool, 42nd St Moon’s education program. She produced four seasons of virtual classes and programs, including 8 fully online live-productions, serving hundreds of youth and adults in the Bay Area and beyond.
Anne began her conservatory training at the Tisch School of Arts New Studio on Broadway for Musical Theatre at New York University. She earned her teaching credential in K-12 Performing Arts Education with a focus in Musical Theatre from American University in Washington, DC. Anne started her career performing and teaching theatre in public and private schools in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. Since moving to the Bay Area, Anne has taught, performed and managed arts programs across the educational theatre community. She taught Middle School drama, speech and debate, dance, and language arts at the Stratford School in San Francisco and served as Theatre Director at the Bay School in San Francisco, where she taught and directed new works, large-scale musicals and Shakespeare productions.
As a performer, Anne is the proud recipient of a Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical for her performance of Clarice Starling in Silence! The Musical with Ray of Light and Cloud 9 Theatrics. She sword-fought through her role as Sabine in Three Musketeers with Marin Shakespeare; performed with Musical Cafe; appeared in multiple mainstage productions with Bay Area Children’s Theatre including Piggie in Elephant & Piggie’s We are in a Play, Fly Girl in Fly Guy The Musical, and Mixer in Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site the Musical!; and has performed with 42nd Street Moon in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, 110 in the Shade, and Brigadoon (with Peninsula Symphony which Anne also choreographed). Her last role pre-COVID was as Spock in Oasis SF’s production of Star Trek Live.
While musical theatre genres are her first love, Anne is also passionate about supporting and producing new works, especially those conceived by up-and-coming and underrepresented playwrights, and bringing older works to life for the 21st-century audience.
Anne is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity candidacy program, American Alliance for Theatre & education, and Educational Theatre Association.
Anne is a registered Yoga Teacher, completed her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training and earning her certification in Carlsbad, California in 2018. She teaches Vinyasa and Yin yoga virtually and outdoors. She also completed her Laughter Yoga Leader Certification in Oakland, California.