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Cyrille de La Barre

Cassical Dance Technique – Advanced
Classic Repertoire – Advanced

Soloist at the Paris Opera Ballet, Ballet National de Marseille, other national companies such as ; Nancy, Bonn, Amsterdam and Raleigh. Founder of the Compagnie Commun Instant. Dance teacher at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Michel Fokine Foundation, Avignon Regional Conservatory and the National Conservatory Artistic Dance School, Lisbon, Portugal.


Solange Melo

Cassical Dance Technique – Intermediate
Classic Repertoire – Intermediate

Born in Lisbon, born in 1980. Studied at the School of Dance of the National Conservatory under the guidance of Master Georges Garcia. She joined the National Ballet Company in 1998 where she was promoted to Principal Ballerina in 2012. From 2005 to 2007, she was a soloist dancer at the Norwegian National Ballet. Her repertoire includes the performance of unavoidable dances of the classical universe, such as: Swan Lake (Odette / Odile), Giselle (Giselle / Myrtha), Sleeping Beauty (Aurora), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Cinderella (Cinderella), The Nutcracker (Clara / Sugar Fairy), The Firebird, among many others. He has also danced a vast neo-classical and contemporary repertoire of Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, Paul Lightfoot / Sol Leon, Hans van Manen, Olga Roriz, Ohad Naharin and others. She co-authored the children’s performance Cinderella on Toes and Dó, Ré, Mi, Perlimpimpim. She designed ballet costumes for choreographer Fernando Duarte. She is currently attending the Bussiness Management degree course at Open University UK. She is also a Guest Teacher at various dance schools in Portugal. In 2018, together with Fernando Duarte, founds and assumes the Artistic Direction of Dance in Dialogues, being Murmúrios de Pedro and Inês the first ballet of the choreographic platform.


Sandra Resende

Técnica de Dança Clássica – Elementary
Classic Repertoire – Elementary

Sandra Araújo Kuznetsona Resende completed the 8-year course at E.D.C.N. (Dance school of the National Conservatory) and took a two-year postgraduate degree at the Vaganova Dance Academy in St. Petersburg, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree. She danced in several international companies solo and main roles of diverse repertoire ballets as well as new choreographic creations. The companies you worked with throughout your career: Mali Theater, St. Petersburg – Russia, Europe Dance – France, C.N.B. – Portugal, N.B.T. – England, Gregor Seyfert Compagnie, Dessau – Germany, Landesbuhne Sachsen, Dresden – Germany, Hagen Ballet – Germany. Throughout her career, Sandra Resende has also participated in several international festivals and world-renowned prizes, among them the Cuba Festival Organized by Alicia Alonzo, the 1st International Dance Festival of Dessau and the Prix Benoit de la Dance where she performed together with his partner the pas de deux of the ballet Marquis de Sade. In October 2016 he became a Master of Dance Teaching by ESD. At this moment Sandra teaches TDC (Classical Dance Technique) at the School of Dance of the National Conservatory and at the Superior School of Dance. She also works as a rehearser and guest teacher at the Quorum Ballet, and as TDC teacher at the Quorum Academy Project.


Neel Verdorn

Contemporary Dance Technique – Advanced
Choreographic Workshop – Advanced

Started her career as a dancer in the dance-Companies Reflex and Djazzex. She worked with many guest choreographers .

Neel Verdoorn is a frequent choreographer and Modern dance teacher at Codarts (Academy of Arts Rotterdam) and created several choreographies for Codarts Bacholar and pre-education. Also for the Zuricher Hochschule Bacholar Dance, Eifman Dance Academy and other studio’s and academies. Neel creates work that’s full of dynamic movement – she searches for animalistic and instinctive movement material that is full of expression. Contrasted to that, Neel has a fascination for architecture and space. This fascination is translated by clear and tight movement structures that present a new spatial effect every time. Over the years Neel has developed a movement vocabulary that consist of the use of core support versus extended lines .

As a choreographer she created works for the following companies, Djazzex, Company Budapest Tanzsinhas, Dansgroep Krisztina de Chatel, Aterballeto Italy,Korzo Producties, Ballet Company Pecs, Het Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Holland Dance festival and the International Dance theatre A.Dam.

From 2013 she created for the International Dancetheatre ID
Men of the Tango, Crazy blues (dancepublic prize 2015), Silent Songs, Tango/Mania . The latest production Hopper and Tin Pan Alley parade, all with live music.


Margarida Belo Costa

Contemporary Dance Technique – Intermediate
Choreographic Workshop – Intermediate

She began her career at Atelier da Dance, later becoming the Vocational Dance School of Caldas da Rainha. Graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance, her studies went hand in hand with Modern and Contemporary Dance. In 2004 she joined as a dancer in the Experimental Dance Group (EVDCR). Graduated from the Escola Superior de Dança, Lisboa, Portugal, she finishes the first year of the Professional Master in Education ESD-IPL. As an interpreter, worked with several companies, highlighting national and international tours (Luxembourg, Romania, Denmark, China, among others. Collaborated with: Quorum Ballet Company (2013/14), Mosca Theater (2014/15 and 2019), Southern Theater (2016); ACSC António Cabrita e São Castro (2016); Évora Contemporary Dance Company (2017/2018); São Carlos National Theater (2018); Paulo Ribeiro Company (2018/2019) and The Space of Time (2019) . As a creator, she presented the pieces: Step 1 for GED-EVDCR (2012); displaced episodes – BOX NOVA- Belém Cultural Center (2015); Fall Out – Quorum Project (2016); The Place To Be, (2016) for D.C. Young Dancer Company; co-created the play Who Do You Want To Be Today? with Elson Ferreira for the MUSCARIUM Festival # 2 (2016); Excuse Me Sir, How Many Stories Can Fit In This Hotel Room? for the Company Projeto M (2017); Too Loud Too Specific in co- creation with Elson Ferreira (2018); Promise (2018) for the Portuguese Contemporary Ballet Company; p.s. Carmen (2018) to the Almada Dance Company and Our Last View Alighieri Theater, Ravenn, Italy (2019). Teacher at various dance schools in Lisbon, she was invited to teach in courses and workshops, highlighting: Escola Superior de Dance, IPL; Vitor Córdon Studios; CAB – Lisbon Choreographic Center; Almada Dance Company School; Quorum Academy; Mdance Academy; Dance factory; Studio K; Orfeão de Leiria; Annarella Sanchez International Conservatory of Ballet and Dance; DNA – Dance N 'Arts; Olga Roriz Training – FOR Dance Theater; AWA PLATE FORM – Luxembourg; Be Summer – Performact, among others.


Catarina Moreira

Contemporary Dance Technique – Elementary

Master in Dance, at the Superior School of Dance, Portugal. As an interpreter dancer, the highlight of her professional experiences as an alumnus of the Paulo Ribeiro Company and as a dancer in the cast of Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo de Lisboa, under the direction of Vasco Wellenkamp.
Currently teaches Contemporary Dance Technique at the School of Dance of the National Conservatory (EDCN). Together with the teaching area, she develops choreographic work of numerous national and international choreographies for schools, galas and events, dance groups, orientation of various dance workshops and courses, and integration of the core of judges in international dance competitions. Among the various entities for which he has worked as a guest are: the Macau Dance Conservatory, John Cranko School (Stuttgart, Germany), Perm Dance School (Russia), Associazone Europea Danza (Livorno, Italy) of Art (Brazil), Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (Saint Petersburg, Russia) and Boris Eifman Dance Academy (Saint Petersburg, Russia). She has also been prominent in the preparation of students for international Dance competitions (in the categories of Contemporary Dance), as well as in the creation of choreographies for their respective participations. In this context, she achieved several international merit awards – Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals for student performers and Best Choreographer Prizes – namely at the competitions Arabesque Competition (Perm, Russia), Benjim Dance Competition (China), Eurovision Young Dancers , 2011 International Ballet Competition (USA), Korea International Ballet (Korea), Prix de Lausanne (Switzerland), TanzOlymp Competition Ballet (Berlin), Valentina Kozlova Competition (USA), Varna Competition Ballet Prix ​​Dance Awards (USA).


Inês Godinho

Floor Barre

Born in Lisbon, she started dancing in 1992 at Ginásio Clube do Sul and at the Royal Academy of Dance. In 1999, she joined the National Conservatory Dance School, which ended in 2007, obtaining a Professional Dancer diploma. As a student at the Conservatoire she worked with various teachers and choreographers of national and international renown. Throughout her career she attended several dance courses and workshops, namely at the Royal Ballet School. In October 2007 she became a member of the Quorum Ballet and since then she has danced the entire repertoire of the Company. In 2011 she choreographed for the Company’s 6th anniversary “Eventually we find our way”. Since then she has been assiduous choreographer of the Quorum Ballet. She also choreographed for the National Conservatory Dance School and Quorum Project. In 2014/2015, together with Filipe Narciso, she gives choreographic assistance to Daniel Cardoso at the National Company of Albania (TKOBAP). She teaches dance classes at some dance academies including at the Quorum Academy.
In 2016, takes the duet ‘Good Morning Sunshine’ through the Quorum Academy and wins 1st place in two different competitions in Portugal.


Maria Temporão


Urban Dance


Maria Temporão AKA Bgirl Mar
Urban dance teacher in several schools and colleges, such as Showit Dance Academy, Nuclisol College Jean Piaget among others.President and mentor of ANDA- Associação Almada Não Dorme.
Responsable of various Urban events, namely Almada Urban Festival, Let’s Battle, Sunset Battle and dance performances.
Participation in several events, as well as stage dance “Sol Da Caparica”.
Dancer of the artistic company “Alcateia”.

 

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