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Ana Palma

Ana Palma
Ana is a dance teacher and choreographer based in Manila, Philippines. Her expertise includes: Latin American Ballroom, Salsa, Belly Dancing & Samba.

Ana was professionally trained and entered the competitive dance circuit in 1999 at The Philippine DanceSport Competition. Her talents were immediately recognized and she began to consistently dominate and fight her way to the top for the next seven years at competitions across southeast Asia.

In 2006 she decided to focus more of her attention on her professional career as an instructor. She worked for the next five years as a choreographer for ABC 5’s Shall We Dance, Philippines while simultaneously being the main physical fitness consultant for several large multinationals companies based in Manila.

Ana is now hooked on salsa and her style of teaching and performing has given her a chance to join and perform at several Salsa festivals and congresses such as: Hong Kong Salsa Festival 2011 & 2012, China Salsa Festival 2011, Salsa Bangkok 2011.

Her most recent achievements include organizing The 1st Manila Salsa Congress in 2012, founding Cachimbo Dance Company Manila, Sueños Dance Studio and A Dance Company.

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ACHIEVEMENTS

1999 2ND Place Midyear Ranking, Phil. Dance Sport
1999 5th Place Malaysian DanceSport Championship (Close to Asia, Amateur)
1999 3rd Place National DanceSport Competition, DSCP

2000 4th Place National DanceSport Competition, DSCP
2000 7th Place 6th Singapore Rising Star(Open to Asia Pacific) Amateur Latin
2000 Semi Finalist Bangkok Cup Dance Sport Championship

2001 Ranked 3 Ranked No.3 Couple Amateur Latin Category
2001 2nd Place Millennium International Ballroom Dance Championship(open to all Countries)
2001 Champion Millennium International Ballroom Dance Championship(Close to Asia, Singapore)

2002 3rd Place Malaysian Dance Sport Championship (Open to the World)
2002 Champion Malaysian Dance Sport Championship (Close to Asia)

2003 6th Place Grade B Standard, 7th Midyear Dance Sport Ranking Competition, DSCP
2003 5th Place Grade C Standard, 7th Midyear Dance Sport Ranking Competition, DSCp
2003 Semi- Finalist Tokyo Dance Sport Competition
2003 Champion Special Event,(Student and Teacher) Hongkong Dance Sport Championship

2005 3rd Place Grade B Standard, Hongkong Dance Sport Championship
2005 2nd Place Grade C Standard, Hongkong Dance Sport Championship
2005 4th Place Grade B Standard, Singapore Dance Sport Championship

2006 5th Grade B, Standard, National Ranking Competition, DSCP
2006 4th Place Senior Latin,(Studen and Teacher) National Ranking Competition, DSCP
2006 Champion Special Event, Latin (Student& Teacher)National Ranking Competition,DSCP
2006 2nd Place Grade C Standard, Dance World Championship, Singapore

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