Performer and Choreographer
Mélanie Ferreira began her studies in dance at Lugar Presente Dance School in Viseu, where she attended the vocational course. She completed her bachelor's and master's degrees at Escola Superior de Dança, in Lisbon.
Throughout her career, she has been getting to know different languages, choreographers and dancers, through many workshops, masterclasses and intensive programs, namely: AAB (Ballet summer intensive, USA), Jan Fabre, São Castro and António Cabrita, Tânia Carvalho, Kurt Koegel, Lander Patrick, Juri Konjar, Allan Falieri, Margarida Belo Costa, Roni Chadash, Paulo Ribeiro, Marco da Silva Ferreira, João Cardoso, Tobiah Booth-Remmers, Lewis Seivwright, Mathilde Monnier, Flora Détraz, Corinne Rochet and Nicholas Pettit, Beatriz Valentim, Connor Scott, Cecilia Bengolea, Nadia Beugré, Hugo Marmelada, Horácio Macuacua, Erez Zohar, Peeping Tom.
She has worked with the following choreographers: Madalena Victorino, Francisco Pedro, Diana Niepce, Ana Borralho and João Galante, André Uerba, Lucia Nacht, Sérgio Penna, Daniel Matos, PLAY Company, São Castro, Clara Andermatt and João Lucas, Tiago Vieira. In 2022, she collaborated as a performer in the pieces SIRI, by Jorge Jácome and Marco da Silva Ferreira, BISONTE by Marco da Silva Ferreira, VÄRA, by Daniel Matos, Anesthetize, by Maurícia Neves, and CARCASS, by Marco da Silva Ferreira.
Her first piece, a performance/photographic work entitled Deitamos flores pelo lado de dentro, conceived in collaboration with André Alves, premiered in June 2021.