Choreographer, image artist, urban dance researcher, contemporary dancer and pedagogue who graduated from the School of Dance at the Federal University of Bahia – Brazil. Ana Pi studied dance and image at the Center Chorégraphique National de Montpellier – France, formation EX.E.R.CE, under Mathilde Monnier’s direction, in 2009/10.
Her practice takes place among notions of transit, displacement, belonging, overlapping, memory, colours and ordinary gestures.
She regularly collaborates with others artists on projects with diverse characters and durations, whether in music, dance, visual art or fashion.
She lectures and performs about urban dance: three interactive lectures have been performed in Brazil, in Europe and, more recently, in Africa. Within this process, she also teaches dance workshops based on the practice she developed called 'STEADY BODY; peripheral dances, sacred gestures', whereby the dances originated from the peripheries of big cities, also known as ‘urban’ dances, intimately related to sacred gestures alive in the Black Diaspora.