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.

She has worked as a choreographer for 25 years, furthermore being director of Gisela Rocha company for 12 years. She collaborated with Theaterhaus Gessneralle, Tanz Haus Wasserwerk, Rote Fabric, festival “Zürcher Theaterspektakel", kaserne Basel, theatres in Bern, Luzern, Theatre Winterthur, Lausanne and others.

 

As guest Choreographer she worked with Introdans Company (Netherlands), Ballet Mainz, Bern Ballet. Her pieces have been performed in the Netherlands, NYC, Brazil, Germany, Egypt, France and Korea.

 

Gisela worked as jury for international competitions like, TanzOlymp Berlin, Seoul International Competition, and Paris Conservatory.

For the last 15 years she has been exploring the field of self-growth and dedicated her time to deepen her practice in conscious  movement,  meditation and body therapy.

 

And with this principles she teaches movement research, improvisation and movement for all.