Peer Gynt [recycled] is Ana’s first collaboration with ATC and her first professional acting venture following graduating from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama school in November 2016. During her time at Toi Whakaari, Ana devised and performed two original solo works Death of Nomad and Mighty Boy which have been staged in prisons, marae and museums around New Zealand.
Ana wrote and co-directed the short film Dance of Lonely Birds which premiered at the Embassy Theatre. Ana has lead and facilitated workshops in performance with the young people of her tribal homeland Te Urewera, and in prisons.
Ana is of Tūhoe, German, Jewish and Irish descent. She was born and raised in Wellington.