Ana Mendez Perez

Philadelphia Ballet II

Meet Ana Perez

Full name: Ana Mendez Perez
Hometown: Mexico City, México

Ana Mendez Perez began her dance career at age four, with the Dance Academy in Veracruz. At age eight, Ana attended the National Classical and Contemporary Dance School (ENDCC) in Mexico City, where she performed with the National Dance Company for 8 years. Following a competition in 2019, Ana received a full scholarship from Professor Eriberto Veraldi to train in Verona, Italy. Ana is thrilled to join Philadelphia Ballet for their 2021-2022 season.

PERSONAL QUOTE

“The technique will arrive, but when the time of standing up the stage comes, you have to be able to connect with the audience in heart and soul.”
– Carla Fracci

FUN FACT

I really enjoy cooking and creating new recipes.

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Performance Highlights:

Participation for five years with the National Dance Company of Mexico (CND) for:

  • The Child Riding Asteroids, based on the Little Prince, choreography by Reyna Perez. Roles: Little Prince and Water.
  • Beauty and the Beast, choreography by Luisa Dias, ex-ballerina at the Bejart Ballet and the CND. Roles: Beauty, Nemesis, Erinia, Dryad (2017) Bellas Artes (2018)
  • Don Quixote, Act I, rehearsal teacher, Irma Morales, ex-prima ballerina at CND. Roles: Kitri, Kitri’s friend (2018)
  • The Nutcracker with Balleto di Verona as Clara.

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