Déborah Maia de Lima

Ph.D. in Études et pratiques des arts by the Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada) and in Performing Arts by the Universidade Federal da Bahia (Brazil). Ms. in Clinical Psychology and Culture by the Universidade de Brasília (Brazil). Member of the Global Directory Who’s Who in Dance (Conseil International de la Danse – UNESCO). Former participant (dancer, percussionist, and singer) in the Brazilian Dance Group Baiadô (2002-2009). Danzaterapeuta ( formed by María Fux in Argentina) (2013). Dance Movement Therapist ( formed by the Danzacuerpo school in Argentina) (2012). Researcher and participant in the Dance – Theatre group Anônimos da Silva (Brazil) (2004-2005).

Researcher in Brazilian dances, Contemporary dance techniques, Contact – Improvisation, Creative dance, and Somatic Education as resources for Education, artistic creation, illness prevention, and improvement of quality of life since 2002. Martial arts practitioner since 2001 (Aikido, Aikijujutsu, Kyujutsu, Iaijutsu, Kenjutsu, Kempo, Jujutsu). Participation in projects and internships at the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia and the Universidade de Brasília related to creative perspectives for psychiatric patients; care and quality of life; dance improvisation; socio-cultural inclusion in public schools; educational and therapeutic effects of Brazilian dances; and body awareness.

She has provided training for actors and dancers in Brazil, Denmark, Argentina, and Canada since 2003. She has been acting and working with elders, cultural diversity and Education diversity for 20 years. Her practice also emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to Embodiment; Somatic Education practices; Community Psychology; Creativity, and Innovation in formal and informal Education Systems.