Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Ana Masacote

Ana Masacote is an award-winning Afro-Latin dance specialist and arts leader who loves engineering spaces for community connection and conversations through the arts. She has spread the salsa bug to more than 30 countries and is the founder of Dance to Power, an online Afro-Latin dance academy. Through her social impact initiatives, Ana advocates for LGBTQ inclusivity and gender and racial equity in the arts. Ana holds a BS in Management Science from MIT. Recent awards include: 2020/21 Kennedy Citizens Fellowship, 2019 YWCA Cambridge Woman of the Year, 2019 WBUR Artery 25.

Additional Links: 
Excerpt from Alice in Rainbowland Production
New England Artist Collaboration
Speaking and Teaching Engagements

I Have Worked With

  • 2017-2021
    Produced live & virtual multimodal productions

  • 2019
    Curated Latinx Heritage Production & Community Engagement Project

  • Curated Dance Performances for Larry Harlow's 2014 La Raza Latina & 2010 Hommy

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Ana
Job Title/Position: 
Afro-Latin Dance Artist and Performance Art Curator
Physical Address: 
Lynn, MA 01902
Last Name: 
Masacote

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ethnic
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Literary Arts - Poetry
Media - Video
Multi-Disciplinary
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
General Public
LGBTQ Populations
School Groups
Teens
Languages Available: 
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Community Arts
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Network Gatherings / Events
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
20
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
State
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
MA LGBT Chamber of Commerce
NGLCC: LGBTQ-certified
Boston Dance Alliance: Fiscal Sponsorship
Education: 
Massachusetts Institute of Techology - BS in Management Science
Awards: 
2020/21 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow
2020 New England Dance Fund
2020 The Boston Foundation Next Steps Dance Recipient
2019/2020 The Boston Foundation Live Arts Boston Recipient
2019 YWCA Outstanding Women
2019 WBUR ARTery 25
2015 New England Lifetime Achievement in Dance
2015 Goldman Sachs 10KSB
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Wooden Dance Floor
A/V requirements as appropriate
Technical needs as appropriate for virtual settings
Fee Range Minimum: 
$2,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
2

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Private Studio
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Dance
Ages Served: 
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$2,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000