DANCER AND DIRECTOR
Gaya de Medeiros is a dancer, director and producer. She studied Animation Cinema at UFMG/BR, classical ballet, contemporary dance, theater and dramaturgy. She worked for 9 years as a dancer and creator at the Palácio das Artes Dance Company (BR).
In Portugal, she collaborated with Tiago Cadete, Sónia Baptista, Gustavo Ciríaco, Alex Cassal, Victor Hugo Pontes and Daniel Gorjão. Starred in the short film Caroço de Abacate, directed by Ary Zara, awarded at IndieLisboa 2022, AFI Film Festival (Hollywood) and Film Court Festival (Fr). She created the work_Atlas da Boca_, which was part of the Alkantara Festival in 2021 and was voted one of the best of 2021 by the Newspaper Expresso.
In 2022, she premiered her new piece BAqUE, a concert-performance co-created with a group of trans people.
Gaya de Medeiros is a founded of BRABA.platforma, a platform aiming to support, enable and fund initiatives led / directed to the Trans / Non-binary community.
In 2023, she is one of the choreographers invited to join the Young Composers program at EVC.