A Mexican American 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 North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
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 Morelia Mexico, Justus Liebig University in Germany, Teesside University in the UK, and Stanford, 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 an MFA in Dance with an emphasis in Video from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Her latest recognitions include:
Being Together awarded Best micro short SCREEN ATX, Austin, TX
IXCHEL awarded Best Experimental short film of the month of February by The London International Film Festival, UK
IXCHEL awarded Best Experimental short film of the month of February by The Gothamite Film Festival, NYC
IXCHEL awarded Honorable Mention for the category of Best Editing by Athens Monthly Art Film Festival (February), Athens, Attica, Greece
Imágenes de una Realidad awarded Honorable Mention by The London International Film Festival, UK
Sistema Nacional de Creadores rubro Sonorizacion/Coreografia beca por el proyecto colectivo con Joaquin Lopez Chas
SMArts Advocacy Award Recipient, City of San Marcos, TX
THULE received the award for Best Original Music Short Film, Retro Avant Garde Film Festival RAGFF Venezia, Italy.
La Sabina received the Programmers’ Selection Award from Huntington Beach Cultural Cinema, CA
Imágenes 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 Mención 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
Wilson Latin American Research Fellow, TXST
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”