Ana Maria graduated from NIDA in 1998. She then 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 Brooke/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 Angus Wilkins on’s Graduating Director’s piece, In A Pink Tutu. Ana Maria also led the Baby Proms Space Symphony at The Opera House. Television credits include All Saints, Home & Away, White Collar Blue, House Husbands 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 award 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 picked up the People’s choice award at The Projects film festival in Sydney. Ana Maria has also produced and starred in a new web-series REAL TINDER NIGHTMARES. Sydney Theatre Awards and the Glug Awards have both nominated Ana Maria for her performance in Tribes for the Ensemble Theatre 2016 season. She had just returned from the World Premiere of Fawlty Towers Live which toured Australia and had audiences in stitches.