Mickaella Dantas

Photo: Pedro Machado

Mickaella Dantas is a Brazilian dancer who has been living in Portugal since 2011. She has been developing her creative work in contemporary and inclusive dance, following a persistent idea: “There is a power to acting in any living body and this is the place I want to stay…in action” .

Mickaella trained on the Program for Choreographic Composition of Forum Dance. As a dancer, she has worked with Grupo Dançando com a Diferença, Candoco Dance Company at Unlimited Festival London 2012, Radar 360º, Carla Vendramin, Paulo Ribeiro and Clara Andermatt, with whom she has worked collaboratively since 2012. Under the direction of Ana Borralho and João Galante, Mickaella was an artistic team member of ATLAS, and performed as tap dancer in the Channel 4 short film We’re Superhumans directed by Dougal Wilson for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

With her experience in artistic production, Mickaella has contributed to several accessible arts debates, including Access to the Arts – a management issue? by the British Council’s Access Culture initiative.

For now, she devotes her time to researching a personal project – Frankenstein Experiment – Investigation on Biomechanic Bodies – training on circus trapeze, and her own dance creations.