Anna Scott is a multi-talented performer: vocalist, songwriter, performer and musician.
She was born and raised in Paris by two opera singing parents. Anna first performed onstage at the age of 3.
Classically trained as a child in both singing and dance, Anna soon moved on to contemporary jazz and tap. Her lifelong passion for the cinema also provided her with additional inspiration and opportunities for encounters that have punctuated her career.
Her musical talents cross over many genres - Americana, early jazz, swing, rock ‘n’ roll, and soul. Anna’s rich and quirky vocal delivery, possessed of a vibrant and positive personality, shows off her wide range of vocal influences and styles, including those of Patsy Cline, Judy Garland, Dolly Parton, Etta James, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ute Lemper.
She is a consummate performer, whether singing, playing, arranging, recording, dancing or choreographing; As an artist she is a delight, and as a professional she is an example of her art and craft.
After an early debut as a child actor in various opera productions, Anna’s childhood experiences brought her to theatre in 1989 at La comedie de Paris in Paris where she performed alongside Gerard Caillaud and Gerard Loussine in La Premiere Tete. She studied classical music at the Paris Conservatoire through La Maitrise de Paris where she become a soloist, and also studied and performed ballet and modern dance. Her experiences during this period significantly shaped her professionalism, musicality and versatility: and she became a seasoned child performer at concert oratorios, recordings and TVs shows. As a young performer having to think about developing her own independent career, Anna stopped singing and dancing for several years, opting instead for specialised training in music technologies, adding a range of behind-the-scenes techniques to her ‘on-stage’ persona.
Tap & A Ticket To Broadway
By 2000 she was back on stage performing jazz singing, jazz and tap dancing. Always attracted to the old Hollywood musicals she used to watch when she was little, she started learning to tap at the most famous tap school in Paris: SwingTap, directed by Victor Cuno.
In 2005, spotted by Eric Frederic, she performed in the musical Ticket to Broadway, a musical for two actors, that ran for 2 years.
Mixing arts: Swing Baby Swing
Anna started to create her own shows in 2007, mixing singing and dance in cabaret style shows. In 2011, she wrote the scenario of ‘Swing Baby Swing’, and received offers from Fabien Ruiz (Tap dancer and Choreographer, 'The Artist') to help her set up the project: ‘A Musical in Solo’. She wrote both the music and produced the choreography. One year later in 2012 the show premiered at Festival d'Avignon and produced by the company Opera Autrement, and ran in its French and English version until 2018, going through several versions.
Reviews of Swing Baby Swing' described “a vibrant dynamic dance performance inviting audiences to experience the life of a starry-eyed girl trapped in a hectic world of her own making. Anna’s performance is endearing, humorous, sexy and unhinged... an ultimately rewarding, intimate experience.” Sabrina Manning, a BBC author, described “Anna Scott as “a rare artist, ‘à l’américaine’” Fabien RUIZ, choreographer « The Artist»' called her “a rising star - this young singer, dancer, actress has all the gifts' Zurban, « A Ticket To Broadway » said: “A delicious show ! Anna Scott, an attractive, modern, natural, multi-talented young woman. Excellent actress, superb voice and a first class tap dancer. A lively, gay, straightforward, touching performance to be consumed without moderation. One leaves with a sparkle in one’s eyes and the desire to ‘Swing’. Don’t miss this show that will lighten your souls in these difficult times.”
Anna moved to London in 2014, where she started to perform in Renato D’Aiello’s band as a tap dancer, as well as setting up her own projects. In 2015, She signed with a live music agency and currently performs as a singer guitarist in various London’s venues and clubs, featuring her own original songs, as well as her own unique interpretation of classic songs both modern, and retro. Her repertoire covers songs from early 20’s blues and jazz, to classic country and contemporary pop; and she performs in combinations of lineup running from solo, duo, trio and quartet formats.
Puzzled: Americana for ever
Caught up by her deep love for ‘Americana’ music, in 2021 she recorded her album PUZZLED, which was released in January 2022; recorded live as a quartet at ‘That Sound’ Studio’ directed by Edoardo Allertsen in London, with Chicco Allotta on keys and piano, Giulio Romano on electric guitar and Daniele Antenucci on drums.
Ever keen to share her skills, Anna has always taught jazz dance, tap, musical theatre and music; giving back to the industry that she loves, always encouraging her students to cultivate and develop their own personalities, uniqueness and individual skills.
Unable to teach in person during the pandemic lockdown, in 2019, Anna created a ‘TAP DANCE TUTORIAL AT HOME’ YouTube channel, where she breaks down her considerable skills and techniques; and shares famous routines and steps by Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, Gene Kelly, among others.
In 2020, she also started ‘CREATIVE SINGING’, her own singing and music channel, and both channels are available to view and subscribe to. Yes you can book a lesson with Anna!
Early years and classical heritage
A musical in duo - here with Pierre-Marie Rocheford
From avant-gardist shows mix dance, music, often using audience participation and nudity...
....to a real musical in solo
With Renato D'Aiello Jazz Band at Ronnies Upstairs
With Christian Vaughan at Green Note and Primo Bar
With Sam Millar at the UK Americana Bar TV show, Mojo Wellington on keys and Daf Jones on drums
In duo with Chicco Allotta - in quartet, with Kita Steuer on Bass, Rob Broakway iin piano and Huw Williams on drums at Brasserie Zedel
The 'Puzzled' quartet with Chicco Allotta on keys, Giulio Malaisi on electric guitar and Daniele Antenucci on drums - top left: Edoardo Allertsen at That Sound Studio in London