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 Bio & Filmography

BIOGRAPHY

Anna Tenta is an Austrian/Swiss actress and former dancer. She was born in Salzburg*3.3.1977, grew up

in France and Switzerland, studied in Salzburg at Mozarteum/University of performing arts & SEAD, and worked afterwords for 11 years as dancer and choreographer internationally. She has danced for Cie.Sans Filtre, the Forsythe Company, Salome Schneebeli, Joachim Schloemer, Prue Lang and many others. As a choreographer she did both, her own group and solo work- as well as commissioned choreographies, for Schauspielhaus Zürich,

NRJ fashion night and other runway events.

In 2009 she received the award for outstanding achievement from the city of Zürich in the field

of dance and performance. 

After the birth of her son Johnny, she transitioned to acting and went to the US, to study and deepen her knowledge.She was coached by Eric Morris and Bob Krakower.Since then she mainly works for film and television across Europe.Among other employments she was a part of the cast of the Golden Globe nominated Belgian film “le tout nouveau testament”, and she was a series regular in a flemish TV Series called “de Zonen van Van As” where she played the Ukrainian “Valentina” in 3 seasons. 

Anna had a lead role in the second season of the

BBC Drama series called “our girl”, worked in the German speaking area in formats like “Tatort” and other TV Movies and a selection of feature films such as “der Unschuldige” by Simon Jaquemet or “Jagdzeit” by Sabine Boss as well as “der Wächter” by Albin Wildner, or "er so, sie so" by Benjamin Heisenberg.

She starred in the Italian film “freaks out”, and worked with the “Riahi brothers” in Austria on “Dunkle Wasser” that is yet to be released. In 2023 she was filming the feature film Lo que queda de ti” by Gala Gracia in Spain  and “they walk without a sound…” by Tobias Madison in Switzerland. 

Anna loves teaching, and teaches acting at SEAD in Salzburg since 2016, and as a guest lecturer at other university affiliated institutions.

 

Nowadays she is based in Antwerp, Belgium.

 

Facts & Figures

  • 3.3.1977

  • Height: 5.8ft | 1m74cm

  • Hair: blonde

  • Eyes: blue

  • Nationality: Austrian,Swiss

  • Languages: German, French, English, Dutch,(Spanish,Russian&Italian:basics)

  • Accents: American English, French, Swiss, German, Eastern European

  • Instruments: Guitar, Piano, Flute, Akkordeon

  • Voice: Alto

  • Sports: Horse back riding, Martial Arts, Swimming, Yoga

  • Dance: former prof. dancer (until 2011, if relevant CV upon request)

  • Paintings/Installations:first solo exhibit 2019 in Brussels,group exhibit July 2021 in London,Installations in 2007&2009,at the moment in preparation for a new venue.

 

Education

  • Acting Seminar with Eric Morris in Los Angeles

  • Private Coaching  with Bob Krakower in N.Y.

  • University of Performing Arts Mozarteum Salzburg, Dance& Music major

  • Contemporary Dance Education SEAD

 

Awards & Recognitions

*"Er so, Sie so"  Best Short, Bildrausch Film Festival Basel with Anna in the female lead

*"freaks out" by Gabriele Mainetti won several prices at the Venice Film Festival, at Rotterdam international Film Festival and many more

*numerous awards for "der Wächter" by Albin

 Wildner with Anna in the female lead role

* vlaamse televisiester best comedy series

  2018 for "de zonen van van as"

  for "the brand new testament":

* Belgian Oscar candidate

  for best foreign language film 2016

* Nomination for Golden Globe 2016

* Cannes,Quinzaine 2015
* Film Fest Austin, USA, Best Comedy
* Sunshine Award Filmfestival Norway
* Biografilm, Italy, Audience Award
* Haifa Filmfestival, Israel, Jury Award
* Les Vendeanges du 7 Art, France,

  Best International Film

*2014: best Newcomer Award  (NY Scholarship)

*2009: City of Zürich Award for outstanding achievement in the area of dance and performance

*2003: International Scholarship Danceweb| Impulstanz

*1993-1997: Anna received a grant for the   especially gifted to study at the University of  Mozarteum, donated by the Carl Orff Society

Film | TV

in preparation for *invictus nox*

Anna's debut as a director, and

*millefiori* , a feature film that

will de directed by Tobias Madison

2023

-"Lo que queda de ti",Gala Gracia,Bastian Films

-"they hold each other's hand,they walk without 

  a sound",Tobias Madison,ZHdK

2022

-"Dunkle Wasser" Arman&Arash T.Riahi,ORF/ZDF

- project ateliëer,akademie Berchem, Antwerp

2021

-"Kaiserspiel"Christian Twente,ZDF,ARTE

-"S'Gäld" Tobias Madison, ZhdK

-"Er so Sie so" Benjamin Heisenberg

2019

-"Tatort"Max Faerberboeck,HagerMossFilm

-"Tsokos" Hansjörg Thurn,Bavaria Fiction

2018

-"Freaks Out"Gabriele Mainetti,Goonfilms

-"Jagdzeit"Sabine Boss,Turnus Film

-"der Wächter"Albin Wilder,FAW

-"Bloody Marie" Guido van Driel,family affairs

-"Goud" Rogier Hesp, Baldr Productions

2017

-"de Zonen van Van As"Thomas de Cock,RV Prod.

-"Der Unschuldige",Simon Jaquemet,CH,8horses

-"Schnell ermittelt",Michi Riebl,MR Film,ORF

-"Notruf Hafenkante,Dustin Loose,ZDF

2016:

-"Our Girl" BBC Drama Series,Jan Matthys

-"Elvis Peeters"Eva Küppers,Off World

-"entre-temps",Kika Nicolela,100artists en liberté

2015:

-"Le voyage de Fanny", Lola Doillon|Bee Films

-"De Zonen van Van As", TV Series|VTM, Thomas de Cock

-"L’oiseau priant", Deniz Campinar, RITS

-"Blue", Short, Joachim Schloemer

   

2014:

-"Le tout noveau téstament", Jaco van Dormael,      Climax|Caviar|Juliette|TwentyTwo Prod.

-"Le petit requin", Jean Babtiste Francois, INSAS

-"Bild mit Ton", TV, Lara Stoll, SSF

2013:

-"De Zonen van Van As", TV Series, Matthias  Coppens|R.V.Productions

-"Janus", TV Miniseries, Andreas Kopriva|MR Film

-"Copstories", TV, Barbara Eder, Gebhardt Film

-"Run Boy Run", Short, Marion Bangerter|TMEye Prod.

-"Thank You", Short, Joachim Schloemer|METfilm

 

2012:

-"Traumland", Petra Volpe, Zodiac Pictures

-"Soko Donau|Der Heilige der Verdammten”, Manuel    Hendry, Satel Film

-"Die schöne Spionin", TV-Movie, Miguel Alexandre,  ATF|SK FILM

-"Das Loch 2", Short, Lara Stroll, ZhdK

-"Scotchend", Short, Marco Muccio|F&F Zürich

 

Theater

  • "IndianQueen", Coproduction Theater Basel &  Schwetzinger Festspiele

  • "Berner, hört die Signale" & "True Nature",  Stadttheater Bern

  • "True Nature", Theater am Neumarkt, von & mit Anna  Tenta & Hannes Glarner

  • "Herodiade", Flemish Opera, directed by Joachim  Schloemer

 

Dance

Detailed Dance CV (2000-2011) upon request

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