Ana Prada was born and raised in Colombia. She’s an aerial dancer and yoga practitioner. She studied contemporary dance in New York City, where she started to explore aerial apparatuses like dance trapeze and rope. She then moved to Montreal where she specialized in aerial silks and hoop. Ana has worked with companies and shows like La Esquina Desplazada,Triknia dance company, Colombia, Cirque du Soleil, “El despertar de la Serpiente” for the Expo 2008 in Spain, the show ‘Ulalena (Maui, Hawaii) working as an acrobat, dancer, and aerial coach. She has as well as developed her own solo work presented in different festivals and venues.
Co-founder of the Samadhi Aerial Dance company where she teaches workshops regularly and where Vayu Aerial Yoga was developed. As a yoga, GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® instructor, and Pre-trainer, she travels and teaches far and wide, combining her seasoned experience with all her wonderful tools including aerial work, conditioning skills, and injury prevention.
She has shared her talents at many different studios in Montreal, and also at several international workshops and festivals like ADF in Boulder, Colorado,Les Rencontres de Danse Aérienne - France, Air to Floor Aerial Dance festival in Santa Barbara, CA and workshops in places such as Hawaii, British Virgin Islands, Greece, Miami, Brazil, Costa Rica and Colombia.
In her work, she is always i
nterested in finding a deeper balance and a real organic connection : “aerial roots” to be grounded wherever she goes.