Dancer & Coreographer
After finishing her studies at the National Conservatory of Lisbon in 2015, Lua Carreira pursued her professional career as a dancer at Ballet Junior de Genève, Switzerland, under the direction of Patrice Delay and Sean Wood. In 2017, she integrated the dance company EgriBianco Danza, in Italy, directed by Raphael Bianco. Since 2019, she works as a freelance dancer and collaborates in many projects in the fields of dance, theater and cinema.
During her academic path, she had the opportunity to present her first choreographic experiences: Crane (2014) and Easy Rider (2015) at the National Conservatory; 2506 (2016) and The Door (2017) at the Ballet Junior de Genève. In 2019, she premiered her first piece created in a professional context, Lîla - Free Play, co-created with Umut Ozdaloglu, and in 2020, she gave birth to the second co-creation with the dramaturg and actress Adriana SáCouto, entitled A Morte do Artista. She created the work My Heaven is Better Than Yours for Quorum Project in 2020, and Kind of Blue in 2021.
In 2019, Lua Carreira founded MoonWalk.Reverse in order to give a more solid base to her choreographic researches. The project gave her the possibility to develop interdisciplinary works by crossing the paths of emerging artists and promoting collaborations in the performing arts. She is co-founder of EmFim - Associação do Artista, the non-profit organization supporting the project.
Lua Carreira was part of JOVENS COMPOSITORES program in 2022, as guest choreographer.