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experience & training.

Born in Osijek, Croatia, Ana Hart graduated from James Madison University in 2021. She holds a B.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Media Arts & Design (Interactive Design). Ana danced with JMU's Virginia Repertory Dance Company from 2019-2021. She performed works by Matt Pardo, Ryan Corriston, Christian Warner, Gregory Dolbashian, Stephanie Liapis, and Darla Stanley. In 2021, Ana received the JMU Outstanding Dance Performance Award. Following graduation, she was honored to be a dance and design intern for the DanceWorks Chicago and JMU initiative, Next Steps Summer Dance Intensive. 

Ana expanded her training and artistry through attending the American Dance Festival. She learned from Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Paul Matteson, Maayan Sheinfeld, Noa Zuk, and Ohad Fishof. She also attended Common Conservatory’s Create and Perform session where she learned and performed works by Braeden Barnes and Terrence Marling. While attending the b12 Berlin Summer Festival, Ana studied with artists Leila McMillan, Zoe Gyssler, and Vasko Nasonov.

In 2021, Ana joined Mutual Dance Theatre in Cincinnati, OH. She has performed works by Sidra Bell of Sidra Bell Dance New York, Victor Lewis Jr. of PhilaDanco! The Philadelphia Dance Company, Countess Winfrey of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and MDT’s Hannah Williamson, Rowan Salem, Steven P. Evans, and Jasmine S. Snellen.

virginia repertory dance company.

 I have  danced with the Virginia Repertory Dance Company, JMU's audition-based, pre-professional dance company, from 2019-2021. As a part of this company, I have performed works by Matt PardoRyan CorristonChristian Warner,  Stephanie Liapis, Heather Lundy, and Jess Burgess. In 2021, I served as Co-company Manager.

In the course of 2020-2021, VRDC presented "Fig Leaves & Open Letters," a devised an evening-length work considering racial and gender injustices as well as the experiences and privileges at JMU. The company members presented pieces inspired by their research, VRDC’s new mission statement, and the social reckoning of the past year.

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dance reel.

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