I am a dance consultant and researcher in comparative literature and performing arts. I hold a PhD and have a postdoctoral research background in comparative literature, with specific experience in intermedia and interart studies, which I currently teach at the University of Lisbon. I also hold a Master of Arts in Performing Arts and I am specialised in dance.
In recent years I collaborated with the project Modern Moves, studying the dynamics and interconnections of dance practices of African origin in the diaspora, focusing especially on Angolan, Brazilian and Goan dances and their socio-historical background, and analysing the influence of contradance structure and dynamics in the development of dance forms of the African diaspora.
I am an associated researcher of the Centre for Comparative Studies and Centre of Theatre Studies of the University of Lisbon. I am a dancer, performer and choreographer, with a deep interest in the cognitive aspect of artistic activities and a professional specialisation course in dance movement therapy.