Anna Pasztor was born and raised in Budapest. She holds an MA in Italian and Portuguese Languages and Literatures from the University of Budapest, several certifications related to Dance and Movement. While studying at the University
of Budapest she also worked with prominent personalities of the Independent Theater and Dance Movement that were flourishing in the city at the time.
In 1991 she relocated to Lisbon, where she developed a successful career as choreographer/director. Her theater and dance productions were presented at prestigious venues, and numerous festivals. In addition, she founded the “Accent”, a nonprofit organization to foster dance activities with non-dancers.
She lives in New York City since 2003, where she earned a certification of Laban Movement Analysis from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies. In the last decade her interest moved towards the visual arts, more specifically towards multimedia, video and film production.
She was recipient of grants, awards and scholarships from Harvestworks, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York Foundation of Arts, Outpost Artists’ Resources, Luso-American Foundation, Gulbenkian Foundation, Portuguese Cultural Ministry, Hungarian Ministry of Education, and Portuguese Cultural Institute among others. Her recent installations and videos were shown in several festivals and galleries in the US.