bio

A Mexican video-choreographer living in the USA, her work encompasses a variety of dance for camera work, as well as interdisciplinary performances and choreography.

Internationally active since 1990, Ana Baer has been commissioned to make video installations, multimedia work and/or choreography by the John Cage Foundation, Stadttheather Giessen and Tanz Compagnie Giessen in Germany, Universidad Michoacana de Morelia and Contra Danza in Mexico, Performance Inventions in France, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Michelle Ellsworth, Syzigy Butoh, and Sweet Edge in the USA, among others.

Her work has been presented in Chile, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Guatemala, Greece, Spain, France, and multiple venues in Germany, UK, Mexico and USA.

She is currently teaching at Texas State University, additionally, she has taught master classes and/or workshops at Centro Nacional de las Artes and Universidad Michoacana in Mexico, Justus Liebig University in Germany, Teesside University in the UK, and University of Chattanooga, CU Boulder and Trinity University in the USA, among other Institutions.

Mrs. Baer is a founding member of Avant Media and Merge Dance Company  Additionally, she has been Artistic co-Director of Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema since 2004. In 2014 she co-founded WE Create Productions with Artist Heike Salzer.

She holds a teacher certificate from the Royal Academy of Dance, a BFA in Choreography from Centro Nacional de las Artes and a MFA in Dance with an emphasis in Video from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Her latest awards include:

2019-2022      
Sistema Nacional de Creadores rubro Sonorizacion/Coreografia beca por el                      proyecto colectivo con Joaquin Lopez Chas

2020               
La Sabina received the Programmers’ Selection Award from Huntington Beach Cultural Cinema, CA                  

Imagenes de una Realidad received the best experimental film award by Huntington Beach Cultural Cinema, CA

THULE award recipient for Best Short Documentary by Athens International Digital Film Festival

THULE recipient of Mencion Honorifica by Festival Internacional de Videodanza Mexico City, MX

THULE received Best Original Sound of February by Frosbite Film Festival

WECreate Spaces: InBetweenness Selected video of the month of January by Dance Magazine

WECreate Spaces: InBetweenness received Best Original Sound of April by Frosbite Film Festival

La Sabina received Best Experimental Film certificate for October-November, Dumbo Film Festival, NYC

Innovation Award Recipient for the film wild-er-ness  by Jeju Drone Film Festival, Jeju, South Korea

Best Editing Award Recipient for La Sabina, Global Shorts, Los Angeles, CA

La Sabina selected as the Best Film for August by Short to the Point Festival, Romania

Award winner for the film wild-er-ness by Screen.Dance Festival, Perth, Scotland

Best Dance Film Award Recipient for Parakata  by Mediawave On The Road Film Festival Online Competition

2018, 2019
Wilson Latin American Research Fellow, TXST

2018               
Selected Artist in Residency at Dance Limerick, Ireland

Presidential Seminar Award Recipient for Scholarly/Creative TXST

Valero Award of Excellence, TXST

Presidential Achievement Award for Scholarly/Creative Activities

Excellence in Diversity Award Recipient, Texas State University

Nominated for the Austin Table Media Award, for my video collage for  “Las Cuatro Estaciones – A Story of Human Trees”            

 

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