Ana Maria graduated from NIDA in 1998 where she went on to carve a very eclectic career for herself in the industry.
Starting with musical theatre she toured Australia starring in hit musicals such as Fame and Hair. She was nominated for a Green Room Award for her portrayal of Jeanie in Hair in 2003. Other theatre credits include Sarah in The Listmaker for Bell Shakespeare Company; Noises Off for Ensemble Theatre Company playing Booke/Vicki; Connie in Dr Akars Women for Griffin Theatre Company; Fantail in Company B’s production of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie, and Annelle in the acclaimed Australian tour of Steel Magnolias. Ana Maria returned to NIDA to perform in Angust Wilkinson’s graduating director’s piece, In a Pink Tutu.
Television credits include All Saints, Home & Away, White Collar Blue and in the UK According to Bex and Life Begins. Ana Maria has appeared in the feature films A Cold Summer and The Book of Revelation. She won the Tropfest Women in Film away for her short film Things To Do, which she wrote, produced, co-directed and starred in. This short film has been wonderfully received both here and overseas. Her latest short film Magic Words has just picked up the People’s Choice award at The Projects Film Festival in Sydney. Ana Maria currently teachers acting and musical theatre at The McDonald College.