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BIO

[BIO]

All About Ana

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Ana Ogbueze (Pronounced Oh-Boy-Zee) – is a former NBA Dancer and audacious multi-hyphenate: Choreographer, Director, Producer & award-winning Entrepreneur from Charlotte, NC.

 

A four-time recipient of the Best of the Best Awards - "Best Dance Studio in Charlotte," with national recognition from Essence Magazine as one of the top "Fitness Studios To Get Your Body Right," Ana is the proud founder and co-owner of Charlottes 1st industry-style hip hop dance studio for adults, NC Dance District. 

 

Popularized for her energetic dance moves, infectious personality, and passion for people, Ana's work through NC Dance District has evolved the Charlotte creative landscape and provided a safe space for those needing an alternative wellness outlet. Ana's non-profit (Project: FULL OUT) furthers her footprint in the community by serving as a performance platform for second-chance dancers that focuses on the therapeutic benefits of dance and caters to individuals from all walks of life. 

 

Outside of entrepreneurial endeavors, Ana, a UNCC alum and former Goldduster, has worked alongside fitness celebrity Shaun T as a cast member for Shaun T Trains Europe and principal dancer / contributing choreographer for his hit dance fitness program CIZE. More notably, Ana has worked with brands such as Fila, Khols, Belk, Wells Fargo, Co-Co Cola, and media brands like Essence Magazine.

 

Ana attributes her success to her strong faith in God and the foundational support from her family. Each of her accolades comes with a testimony filled with trials, tribulations, and triumphs, allowing Ana to empathize with people who have dreams yet need guidance in overcoming obstacles.

 

Connecting to others through movement with authenticity and intention is one of Ana's greatest gifts. She leads her company with this mission statement: "[To] Create countless opportunities for local dancers to train, perform, and live out their dreams."

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