Faculty Profile for Ana Carrillo Baer

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Ana Carrillo Baer
Professor — Department of Theatre & Dance
phone: (512) 245-6537

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Ana Baer Carrillo is a Mexican-American video-choreographer living in the US since 2000. The international scope of her presentations, the diversity of the forms in which she works, and her frequent practice of collaboration are evidence of her twenty-first century, transitional, interdisciplinary contributions to the Arts. Baer Carrillo works across several discrete fields and genres, maintaining a clear dance-centric conceptual line in her research agenda.

Her dance and video work has been produced around the globe by Festivals, Galleries, Museums and Institutions of Higher Education.

Baer Carrillo is a founding member of Merge Dance Company and has been Artistic co-director of Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema since 2004. In 2014 she co-founded WECreate Productions with Heike Salzer to further explore, themes of identity, the body and site- specificity through artistic collaboration. She is currently on Faculty at Texas State University.

She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Choreography at Centro Nacional de las Artes, CDMX, Mexico and a Master’s in Dance with an emphasis in video at The University of Colorado at Boulder, US.

Teaching Interests


Research Interests

Collaborative Arts Production
Post-Colonial Theories
Embodied Research

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • co-director, co-producer, cinematographer and editor, HinterTerra Malta. January 2023.
    • Latent Spaces Malta. December 10, 2022 - January 15, 2023 Spazju Kreattiv, Malta's Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta.
    • Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions. March 27, 2023 Hosted by @LifftOffGlobalNetwork.
    • One Earth Awards. March 31, 2023 Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
    • Festival Internacional DVDanza, Movimiento y Ciudad. April 21, 2023 - April 22, 2023 La Habana, Cuba.
    • Dance Days Chania. July 27, 2023 - July 29, 2023 Chania, Greece.
    • FilmFest by Rogue Dancer. June 1, 2023 Raleigh, NC, USA.
    • The Huntington Beach Cultural Film Fest. August 25, 2023 - April 27, 2023 The Huntington Beach, CA, USA.
    • Festival de Video Danza Cuerpo Digital. August 25, 2023 - September 1, 2023 Cochabamba, Colombia.
    • Festival del Cinema di Cefalú. September 1, 2023 Palermo, Italia.
    • Land Art Moving Biennale 2023/24. September 4, 2023 - September 17, 2023 Agueda, Portugal.
    • Women in Dance International Dance Film Fest. October 14, 2023 - October 15, 2023 Yokohama, Japan.
    • Women in Dance International Dance Film Fest. November 19, 2023 online screening, LA, CA.
    • Tokyo Documentary Film Festival. December 9, 2023 - December 22, 2023 Tokyo, Japan.
    • Athens Video Dance Project. December 18, 2023 - December 19, 2023 Athens, Greece.
  • Baer, A. C. (2021). Considerations on Site-Specific Screendance Production. In Handbook of Dance and Philosophy. Handbook of Dance and Philosophy.
  • Espacos Latnetes/Latent Spaces Reframed. Casa do Lago, Unicamp. May 25, 2019 - May 31, 2019 Artists: Solo (International)
  • Baer, A. C. (2018). Rosely Conz and Ana Baer. In Cinemakers meets Art & Independent Cinema (1st ed., Vol. 2018). Berlin, Germany: Women Cinemaker. Retrieved from https://issuu.com/womencine_makers/docs/special.edition/152
  • Director, Producer, camera, editor, Parakata. April 22, 2022 - Present.
    • Inheritance – The Environmental Festival. April 30, 2022 Belfast, Ireland.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Seminar Award, Texas State University. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: HinterTerra - Honorable Mention, The Huntington Beach Cultural Film Fest, USA. 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: IXCHEL - Best Experimental Film, Bizarrya Short Film Fest, Porto, Portugal. 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Sympoiesis - Best Experimental Film, Bizarrya Short Film Fest, Porto, Portugal. 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Awarded Best Experimental film, Austin Spotlight, Austin, TX. 2022

Selected Grants

  • Baer, Ana Carrillo. Workshop and Lecture by Rocio Luna and Natalia Reza, ULS, Texas State University, $3000. (Funded: June 25, 2022). Grant.
  • Blackman, Natalie Star, Baer, Ana. Live Interdisciplinary Collaboration Workshop, Continuing to Advance the Performing Arts in Mexico, University Lecturers Committee, Texas State University, $3000. (Funded: 2021). Grant.
  • Baer, Ana Carrillo. Wilson Latin America Research Grant, Wilson Fellows, Texas State University, $1000. (Funded: June 2019). Grant.
  • Baer, Ana Carrillo. Lecturer Series Supplemental Round, Texas State University, $1000. (Funded: September 2018). Grant.
  • Baer, Ana Carrillo. Lecturer Series, Lecturer Series, Texas State University, $1900. (Funded: September 28, 2018). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

REDIV Red Iberoamericana de Video Danza
December 2022-Present
HIS Council
August 2022-Present
Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Head of Performance and Choreography track
Theatre and Dance Department Chair Search
November 2019-Present