Born in Saragossa, she studied ballet with professor Maria Avila. At 19, she started her career at the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm under Birgit Cullberg and Mats Ek, where she danced important roles by Merce Cunningham, Maurice Béjart, Christopher Bruce, Jirí Kylián and Ohad Naharin, among others. In 1993, she left the Cullberg Ballet to work at a number of theatres as an actor, theatrical dancer and choreographic assistant to Mats Ek. Her numerous awards include the Prix Nijinsky of the Monaco Dance Forum and an Emmy Award. Ana Laguna has collaborated and danced with artists like Rudolf Noureev and Mikhail Baryshnikov and has danced and collaborated under the direction of Pina Bausch.