Ana Maria Lucaciu is a freelance choreographer and performing artist based in New York City and Antwerp, Belgium.
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, Aszure Barton & Artists, Alan Lucien Øyen’s Winter Guests.
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, Purchase Dance Company, Battery Dance New York, Ballet Finland, Dance Aspen, Philadelphia Ballet, OZ Arts Nashville/ Becca Hoback solo show, Rambert School, London, and a full evening work for Terminus Modern Ballet Theater in Atlanta.
Ana Maria has worked as rehearsal director for the Rambert Dance Company, Alan Lucien Øyen’s Winter Guests, and currently for Opera Ballet Flanders.
She holds BFA in dance from Empire State College and is a 2018 TedX Bucharest speaker.