Zanna Dennis

Following a successful career as Co-Creative Director of Blue Moose Dance Company, Zanna is now using her skills developed in the Arts to return to her agricultural roots in a new role as Development Officer for the Livestock Auctioneers Association.

From a farming background, Zanna lives near Bentham, where her father is the local Livestock Auctioneer.

Zanna was first inspired towards a career in dance at school and went on to study it at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, graduating in 2010.

In 2015 Zanna started Blue Moose Dance Company with Sarah Hall. This led to a wide-ranging programme of community, educational and youth dance provision across the North of England, all about empowering people to discover new potential through creative dance experiences.

In 2020, Zanna took on a new role as Development Officer for the Livestock Auctioneers Association, returning to her true passions for livestock and agriculture.

In this role Zanna focuses on further developing and increasing the LAA’s active role in policy negotiations and discussions with Ministers, Defra, Welsh Government and other industry trade organisations, on behalf of Livestock Auction Marts across England and Wales, and the wider UK red-meat sector.

Zanna says, “I am hugely excited to be taking on this new challenge and use the skills and experience I have developed within the Arts in a new setting to drive LAA policy forward.”


Zanna Dennis by Stephen Garnett