Piny believes in a free, socially and politically connected artistic creation. She is a dancer, performer, choreographer, researcher and teacher of mixed practices.
Born in Lisbon and of Angolan descent, Piny graduated in Architecture and did a post-graduation in Stage Design, both at Faculdade de Arquitetura de Lisboa. She then took a degree in Contemporary Dance (in Lisboa).
In 1999, she started studying Middle Eastern and North African dances and their contemporary fusions, and since 2006 she also is involved in Hip Hop culture and Clubbing through dance (Breakdance, House, Waacking, Vogue), Djing and graffiti.
In 2006, she founded the crew ButterflieSoulFlow and, in 2012, the collective Orchidaceae, presenting her work and teaching between Europe, Asia and America. Currently, she is also part of the collective Vogue PT Chapter, organizing events within the Ballroom community.
She develops artistic work as a freelance performer, working with different artists. In recent years, highlights include her pieces Geometria Sagrada - um estado meditativo, HIP. a pussy point of view, and .G RITO. In 2023, she brough to Teatro do Bairro Alto the project OU.kupa, a celebration festival focused on writing and artistic creation within street dance and clubbing. She continues to research and elaborate alternative ways of understanding intersectionality through being and doing, studying astrology, tarot, yoga and non-eurocentric philosophies.