Ana graduated from UNSW in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts (Dance/Theatre) and Bachelor of Education and went on to teach Dance and Drama full time in both subjects, as well as providing numerous opportunities outside the classroom for students to further excel and connect to the professional arts industry. Throughout this time, Ana also worked for the University of New South Wales as a Supervising Teacher for pre-service teachers on practicum and was an active participant in professional development courses in various aspects of arts and education.
Outside of her teaching career, Ana had the privilege of being a member of two youth dance companies Pulse8 (2008) and youMove (2009-2010) with which she performed in works by Sarah-Vyne Vassallo, Martin Del Amo, Fiona Malone, Narelle Benjamin, Anton and the Artistic Director of both companies, Kay Armstrong. Her corporate work includes being a featured dancer with the St George Banks ‘Huddle’ video and most recently as a performing artist for the No Offense But, Comedy Show as part of the featured event for the Don’t Dis My Ability Campaign 2015.
Ana works as the lead collaborator on Murmuration’s projects with young people, is a Performing Artist and Teaching Artist 2015 – 2017.
Image credits: 1. Photo by Andy Welsh, 2 & 4. ‘R.E.M’ by Sarah-Vyne Vassallo, image courtesy of Pulse8, 3. The Flock, an artist forum, photo by Hayley Rose Photography, 5. Workshop in the Bella Room, MCA, photo by Maja Baska, 6. Mini Murmurs class, photo by Gisella Vollmer.