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Annie Smol has worked in inclusive theatre as an actor, director, facilitator and project manager over a career spanning 30 years. She was awarded an MBE for inclusion in theatre in 2017.


For the last 20+ years, she has been the CEO and then Associate Director of Face Front Inclusive Theatre developing a programme of accessible, multi-layered theatre both for and with disabled and non-disabled people of all ages, transforming lives.

 She is now Co-Director of Jazanne Arts placing older people at the heart of her work using creative arts and reminiscence to improve resilience, wellbeing and quality of life.


Annie is a safeguarding and mental wellbeing trainer and consultant.


Annie is on the advisory board for Blink dance theatre, and on the Participatory Arts London steering group.


Annie is delighted to be a trustee of AgeUK Enfield and support the wonderful work achieved with and for older people.