Anya Saugstad is a dancer and choreographer from Vancouver Canada. Anya trained at Arts Umbrella and then at Simon Fraser University where she received a BFA in dance. Currently, she is a part of the Performance Research Project mentored by Lesley Telford and is also working on her own choreographic projects. Anya has interned with Action at a Distance under the direction of Vanessa Goodman, and with Amber Funk Barton and her company the response. Anya is currently working on a commission for the Simon Fraser University dancers. Recently, her work has also been shown at other SFU performances, BoomBox, and PreShow, as well as in film work with various music artists from Vancouver.