A native of Camaguey, Cuba, Anais Abreu began her musical adventures in her youth, studying at the Escuela Provincial de Arte Joaquín Varona, and the Escuela Nacional de Arte Luis Casa Romero, where she taught piano following her matriculation. After graduating from the Centro Nacional de Superación de la Enseñanza Artística she continued on at that institution as professor and chorale director. Although a skilled teacher and director, after winning first prize in a national television competition her love for performance prompted Anais to move from Camaguey to Havana where she continues to entertain and impress audiences from Cuba and the world.
Anaís Abreu won the 2004 CUBADISCO award in the Best Song category for her recording Alma . Her list of singing awards is extensive. Anais has appeared in the films Tiburones en la Habana ( Sharks in Havana ), a French-Cuban production; Robo de Bicicleta (T he Bicycle Robbery ), an Italian-Cuban co-production, and two documentaries, one by Octavio Cortazar based on the music of Pedro Junco, and another about the life of the dramatic monologist Luis Carbonel. She is also featured in the music documentary Habana Blue ( Sé Feliz ).