Photo by Jubal Battisti
Ana-Maria Lucaciu was born in Bucharest, Romania. After graduating from the National Ballet School of Canada she joined Canada’s National Ballet and went on to dance with the Royal Danish Ballet, Germany’s Augsburg Ballet, Lisbon’s Contemporary Portuguese Dance Company and most recently, with New York’s Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, where she danced for seven years. Lucaciu has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter, Jiří Kylián, Alexander Ekman, Jo Stromgren, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, George Balanchine, and many others. In the summer of 2013, she was rehearsal director for Andrea Miller’s Gallim dance company. Ana Maria assisted Alexander Ekman with his new full evening production of “A Swan Lake” at the Norwegian Opera Ballet in Oslo, which premiered in April 2014. She continues to stage Ekman’s pieces around the world, and to teach and collaborate frequently in the US and Europe. Lucaciu has earned a BFA in dance from Empire State College.