Anna Appleby (born in Newcastle upon Tyne, 1993) is a Manchester-based composer. She has written for everyone from opera singers to primary school children to amateur choirs to world-leading orchestras, including the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the orchestra of Dutch National Ballet, and has had her music showcased abroad and on BBC Radio 3. She believes in using music to give voice to the voiceless in society. She has worked extensively with community music groups, including Streetwise Opera, with whom she appeared in US Documentary ‘Turning Point’. She was the 2016/17 Music Fellow with Rambert Dance Company, and has premiered works with choreographers at the Southbank Centre, the National Theatre River Stage, Ignition Dance Festival and RADA Studios. She continues to work collaboratively with choreographers and musicians.