Ana Salazar Torrez

Bolivia & Peru Instructor
Third year of Psychology. Public University “Gabriel Rene Moreno” Santa Cruz – Bolivia
Member of the COMPA Foundation (Community of Producers in Arts)
Member of the Trono theater group
Titled as Dramaturga y Direccion Teatral by the Plurinational State of Bolivia 2017Ana was born in La Paz, Bolivia, but has lived in the neighboring city of El Alto for 21 years. El Alto is Bolivia’s youngest city and made up primarily of Aymara indigenous inhabitants. It is located at 4,100 meters in altitude, alongside the dramatic Cordillera Real mountain range.
Ana’s work and life passion is centered around her involvement with COMPA (Community of Producers in the Arts), an arts and theater group in El Alto. Ana currently works as COMPA’s Cultural Manager and Coordinator, and has been a part of Teatro Trono, a renowned theater collective, for the past 19 years. She works mainly with youth and Aymara women to address different topics of interest through theater workshops with the aim of strengthening self esteem, empowerment, and critical reflection on the local context using a methodology known as “Decolonization of the Body,” an approach that COMPA has been developing and implementing for many years.
Ana has had the opportunity to travel throughout her country as an artist, in addition to visiting other parts of Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Philippines with artistic, cultural and educational projects in order to share her experience (and that of her collective and community) as a Bolivian woman, creator, critic and activist. She is the happy mother of two beautiful children: Claudio, who is 16, and Ivana, who is 10. Ana has collaborated with many Dragons groups over the years through COMPA and has enjoyed deepening her involvement with Dragons by working as an instructor on semester and summer courses.