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Ana Maria Lucaciu

Alexander Ekman

Ana Maria Lucaciu is a freelance choreographer and performing artist based in New York City.
Born in Bucharest, Romania, Ana Maria graduated from the National Ballet School of Canada and joined Canada’s National Ballet immediately after. She went on to dance with the Royal Danish Ballet, Augsburg Ballet (Germany), The Portuguese Contemporary Dance Company (Lisbon), and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (New York), where she danced for seven years.
Ana Maria has performed and created works with contemporary dance's foremost choreographers, including Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter, Jiří Kylián, Jo Stromgren, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and many others. As a freelance performer, she has collaborated with New Dialect, Zoe/Juniper, Bryan Arias, and Aszure Barton & Artists. She assisted Crystal Pite on her Polaris project at New York City Center, and regularly assists Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman with new creations and stages his work around the world.
Ana Maria’s own choreographic work has been presented by the Norwegian National Ballet, New Dialect, SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, OZ Arts Nashville/ Becca Hoback solo show, Terminus Modern Ballet Theater, Ballet Finland, Battery Dance Company. She also created a full-evening duet with Nathan Griswold that has toured the US and Europe.
Ana Maria joined London’s Rambert 2 company as a rehearsal director for the spring of 2021.
Holder of a BFA in dance from Empire State College, Ana Maria teaches ballet, contemporary, and improvisation workshops at professional programs and dance companies across the US, Europe, and Asia.

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