Anne Marie Haines (Anmar)
Anmar started dancing in 2003 when she attended classes with Heidi Cartmel in Cheltenham. She took to it like a duck to water and hasn’t looked back. She joined Aziza of Cheltenham in January of 2004. She has performed at Hafla’s, charity events and shows throughout the Midlands and the south west of England.
Anmar has attended many workshops given by highly acclaimed professional dancers and finds herself willing to try all styles and genres.
Her first solo performance was using a sword and she enjoys using other props such as veils, zills (finger cymbals) and sticks.
After being inspired by the music of The Medieval Babes and discussing with Kara, the troupe founder, Merrie Morgana was created! Anmar, along with the other troupe members create and develop choreographs to perform as Aziza and Merrie Morgana.
Anmar is rather handy with a sewing machine and is very creative, she has created many of her own costumes and adapts many normal items to embellish them and make them unique to her own individual style.