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Ana Shepherd • Interviews from the Inside

Where in the world am I today?: North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Prologue: I first met Ana at the 2009 edition of the Winnipeg C.A.M.P. program. C.A.M.P. actually runs two weeks, the first week being a trip to somewhere in Northern Manitoba and the second week taking place in Winnipeg. I only did the Winnipeg run that year and met Ana as she arrived back in Winnipeg along with the regular crew from the northern run. She quickly impressed me with her vim and vigour and by her sly technique of sneaking up at the table of Settlers of Catan Geeks and winning the game. This year at C.A.M.P. she seemed to have a terminal case of the bouncies! Every time I ran into her she seemed to be bouncing around the room and that energy was somehow enormously appealing… Good time!


Name: Ana Shepherd
Birthday: March 5, 1982.
Place of Birth: Toronto, ON, Canada.
Started Peforming/Working in the Industry: 1998
Discipline: Aerial, Pyramids/Partner Acrobatics
Websites: www.dragonflyaerialarts.com
Venues Worked: Skydome, ACC, Harbourfront Centre, Palais Royale, B.C.E. Place, Fallsview Casino, Hawaii’s S.P.A.C.E., Grand Wailea…among others.

Hot 10 Questions:

  1. What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream and why? • Mmmmm…moosetracks! From Kawartha Dairy. You get it all: vanilla, chocolate peanut butter cups, caramel…what more can you ask for from ice cream?
  2. Name one movie that would make it to your Top 10 all-time great films. • Hard to pick out just one favorite.
  3. What was your favorite toy from childhood? • Do trees count as toys?
  4. Who were your biggest inspirations when you got started? • The amazing and strong women that I worked with. Cirque du Soleil also had some neat shows.
  5. From the world of animation what one character do you most identify with or see yourself in? • Eeek, I dunno, don’t know much about the world of animation. I really liked She-ra, the Princess of Power when I was a kid.
  6. Name something that scares you.Cotton balls. Seriously, don’t even pretend to make the noise they make when you touch them. I’m cringing just writing about it.
  7. Apart from the entertainment industry, name one other job you’ve had. Server.
  8. What’s something you haven’t done yet that you’d like to try? Skydiving.
  9. What’s your least favourite thing about being a performer? • Being asked what I do for a living by strange men – I have made up many many alternate careers for myself.
  10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? • “Sorry about that, but, hooray!”

The Nugget:

Pick one nugget of wisdom you’ve picked up from your career in Show Business to share with the World.

It’s not what you do but how you do it. Sorry, it’s an oldie but a goodie.

–Ana Shepherd

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