Anana Rydvald teaches Mime and Improvisation at John Abbott College’s Department of Theatre and Music. Originally from Sweden, she first came to Montreal to study at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens at the age of 12. Since then she trained as an actress and mask artist in both Europe and Canada. Before settling down in Montreal she worked as an actress for several years with the renowned Scandinavian Theatre group Cantabile 2 that creates site-specific performances around the world. She is the artistic director of Level 4 Theatre and does televison, film and voice over work as well.