About Us

Tapping Frog Productions and Tapping Frog Talent Management are two parts of the creative vision of Annarie and Simon Boor. Together they benefit from more than 25 years of experience in the creative industries working in locations as diverse as Africa, the Caribbean and Europe.

They have a passion for both the creative world in which they work and for the development of new and emerging talent. They are constantly looking for new ways to develop artists that leave a positive footprint on the industry.

Annarie Boor - Founder and Principal

 Annarie commenced her professional career in the performing arts at the age of 8 with her first corps de  ballet role in PACOFS, South Africa. The bug for the performing and creative arts has never left her,  resulting in her graduating with a B.A.(Hons) in Performing Arts and Film before also pursuing a  postgraduate certificate in teaching from the Royal Academy of Dance. 

 After working in the Caribbean, where her work connected her to outreach programs from Juilliard and  the Cuban National Ballet, she returned to London with a focus on the film industry. Alongside her work  in front of the lens, which includes credits in feature film and television, Annarie has also written and  produced two short films that have premiered at Cannes. With several projects currently in development,  she has recently completed her feature film directorial debut with the drama 'Being Grace'.

She has worked in dance and drama for 25 years, 15 of which have been alongside Simon. They won the Artistic Directors Award at the Dance Grand Prix Europe in 2005.

Annarie is a licensed chaperone holding a full DBS clearance in addition to being safeguarding certified. She is also a qualified dance and drama teacher with a past history that includes significant experience in this sector. This is one reason why we are keen to work with young performers alongside our adult book.

Simon Boor - Founder and Director

 With a career in the financial services sphere, Simon's work in the creative industries has been the result  of him bringing his personal pursuit of perfection to bear on the joint creative projects he has developed  alongside Annarie. 

 His work with the performance company Annarie Dance helped develop his passion for supporting young  people find their future in the creative industries.

 Simon is a prolific writer, with a number of scripts currently in various stages of development for  both film and television. In addition to writing and production, Simon has also been involved in projects  in the capacity of cinematographer, editor and other technical disciplines.

Simon is also a licensed chaperone holding a full DBS clearance.