m e e t u s


Anna McKelvie

Founder/Artistic Director

Anna trained as an actor at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Whilst training, she co founded Anthroɐlay and coordinates their scratch night Anthrotalks in Dalston. Her most recent credits include Touch (2022) by Baltasar Kormákur, Anne (2022) by Lia Tasoudi and Reshaped (2021) by Stephan Pierre Mitchell. Anna also works alongside Moving Waves as a creative workshop facilitator for kids and adults with learning disabilities + autism. Additionally, she writes and performs spoken word poetry, and her work has been published by SLAMinutes, Beardance Theatre and Lucy Writers.

Rosie Sharp

Founder/Executive Director

Whilst training at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Rosie met Anna and co founded Anthroɐlay. Since then she has been an actor, writer and producer on projects. She has worked with multiple theatres on a range of work including being The Bread & Roses Emerging producer 2020 – 2021. Her passion for entrepreneurial ventures has seen Rosie work with a range of start-ups in business development and growth. She wishes to continue balancing her love of business and The Arts, exploring how they work alongside one another.

Jack Cassel-Gerard

Creative Director

Our resident digital whiz, Jack brings a keen eye to the Anthroɐlay team and focuses his interests on visual storytelling and communication.

Having worked for various design agencies, his experience stretches over branding, architecture, interiors and product design.


Arun Bassi

Arun is a trained actor having studied on the BA Acting course at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Having graduated, he has gone on to work in Film, TV and Theatre. Most recently finishing a production of 'History Boys'. Keen to explore genuine human roles regardless of stereotype, Arun is thriving to bring out a diverse range of stories that truly reflect all the different qualities that make people individuals.

Max Elias Fricker

Max is a BA acting graduate from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. During his training, he took part in the Carlton Hobbs competition and was invited to attend workshops with the RSC. In his third year, Max was scouted for his first credit ‘Pigeons’ which received five-star reviews and sold out performances as part of Camden Fringe Festival. Also a Director for Anthroɐlay, he prides himself in his discipline with text and hopes to bring his passion and rigour to the table.

Isaac Rowan

Isaac trained in acting on the three-year course at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, where he met his fellow board members and graduated in 2019. Since graduating Isaac has worked on a number of fringe and short film projects including Anthroɐlay's production of ‘IS THAT ALL THERE IS?' which enjoyed a sold-out run as part of The Clapham Fringe Festival at The Bread & Roses Theatre in 2019.