The Brazilian Choreographer Gisela Rocha was born and brought up in Salvador de Bahia, where she started her dance –education, including both classical and modern dance. At the age of eighteen she started her education at the UfBA, the federal university of Bahia, finish with Bachelor diploma and specialization in choreography.
Choreographer since 25 years, In Zürich as director of Gisela Rocha company for 12 years.She collaborate with Theaterhaus Gessneralle, Tanz Haus Wasserwerk, Rote Fabric, festival “Zürcher Theaterspektakel 2005, kaserne Basel, among theatres in Bern, Luzern, Theatre Winterthur, Lausanne and others.
As guest Choreographer she works with Introdans Company (Netherlands), Ballet Mainz, Bern Ballet.
Her pieces have being show in The Netherlands, NY, Brazil, Germany, Egypt, France, and Korea.
Gisela works as Jury for International competition like, TanzOlymp Berlin, Seoul International Competition, and Paris Conservatory.
In The field of self-growth the last 10 years Gisela dedicate time to deepening her practice in conscious movement, meditation and body therapies.
And with this principles she teaches movement research ,improvisation and movement for all.