Dana Gingras is a choreographer, filmmaker, performer and teacher. Her 30-year career has moved across mediums and artistic practices and has established her as a game-changing, boundary-pushing artist. Through Animals of Distinction (AOD), established in 2006 and based in Montreal, she has fostered the creation of cutting-edge works with innovative collaborations. Dana was awarded the long-term artist residency at Centre Creation O Vertigo from 2017-2019 which produced Frontera, a collaboration with United Visual Artists and Fly Pan Am.
In 2023, AOD also premiered two new productions, Mountains are Mountains at Agora de la Danse Montreal, and Interoception with Marie Davidson at the Ypsigrock Festival in Sicily.
Dana Gingras is an associate artist of the National Arts Centre of Canada.