Ana Maria was born in Bucharest, Romania. At the age of 11 she received a scholarship from the National Ballet School of Canada, where she completed her dance education. She joined Canada’s National Ballet and went on to dance with the Royal Danish Ballet, Germany’s Augsburg Ballet and Lisbon’s Contemporary Portuguese Dance Company and most recently, with New York’s Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, where she danced for seven years.
Lucaciu has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter, Jiří Kylián, Alexander Ekman, Lar Lubovitch, Alexei Ratmansky, and many others. Holder of a BFA in dance from Empire State College, she collaborates and performs with a wide range of artists and companies, and freelances as a dancer and choreographer in her own right. She also teaches ballet, contemporary, and improvisation workshops at professional programs and dance companies across the US and Europe.
She currently assists Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman with new creations and stages his work around the world.
Ana Maria most recently worked with New Dialect during the creation and presentation of Peter Chu’s commissioned duet Two Yous. The duet premiered at OZ Arts Nashville on April 1 & 2, 2016.