Educated at Academia de Dança Contemporânea de Setúbal in Portugal, Ana is a dancer, teacher and choreographer with 22 years of professional experience. In her career as a professional dancer she worked with several dance companies such as Dansk Danseteater (DK), Göteborgs Operan Ballet (SWE), Ballet Gulbenkian (PT), Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporaneo (PT), Ballet Theater Augsburg (GER), Galili Dance Company (NL) CeDeCe (PT) as well as a number of independent dance projects worldwide where she performed and collaborated with many different artists. She has taught contemporary dance, ballet, improvisation, contact improvisation and partnering to students in Denmark (Det Kongelige Balletskole Odense, Det Kongelige Balletskole Holstebro, Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School and in Oure Sport and Performing Arts School), Sweden (Svenska Ballet Skolan and Twisted Feet Dance Academy, Gothenburg) and in Portugal (Companhia de Dança de Almada). Ana was nominated twice for the Dancer of the Year Reumert Award in 2012 and 2014. In 2014 she received a grant from the Balletmester Albert Gaubiers Fond. Recently she was awarded the Gold Medal of Honor from the city of Setúbal, Portugal, for her dance career achievements.