Dancer, choreographer and percussionist, Ann Bernard is adorable! When you meet her, she is sweet, smiling, smart, and really funny. When you see Ann perform in iCaliente!, she is a fierce
dancing musical instrument that will leave your jaw on the floor (pick that up, don’t you know people walk there?).
GT: How long have you been a part of the Teatro ZinZanni company?
AB: I did the ¡Caliente! show in San Francisco last year and now in Seattle. I am very happy to be part of ZinZanni again, it is so fantastic to play in that tent; it’s MAGIC! People are so close, I love it. Also, all the people working at ZinZanni are very nice. It’s wonderful to work with all of them. I am happy to be here, I feel very lucky!
GT: Did you always know that you wanted to perform?
AB: Yes, I did my first professional show when I was 18 years old and as soon as I started to perform on stage a felt a very strong feeling inside my body and my soul. I felt alive. As a child I was very quiet, but now I can make some noise and people seem to like it and applause with “WOW! FANTASTIC!”