Artistic Name: Elenita Queiróz

Date of Birth: 12/16th/1979

Gender: Female

Nationality: Brazilian


 Academic Education

2018: Master Degree at the Master in Theater Expanded Theater at Bern University of the Arts (HKB), Bern, CH;

1998-2003: Bachelor and Pedagogy of Dance at State University of Campinas UNICAMP/BR, Department of Arts.


Further Education

2019: Leiter Gymnastik und Tanz Jugendsport (Head of Gymnastics and Dance Youth Sports) - G+T/Tanzsport, Macolin, CH; 

2019: Bellyfit® Instructor 

2014-2015: Cultural Management extensive course, SESC, São Paulo BR; 

2011:  Culture and Context management intensive course, São Paulo BR;



2020: Awarded with: "Förderpreis für Choreografie" by TanzPlan Ost and Societé Suisse des Autors, CH.

2018: Nominated to: "Ober-Gerwern-Masterpreis 2018", Bern CH.

2007: Laureate with the award: “The Bessie Schunberg Memorial Endowed Fellowship” for the work developed in Djerassi Program, USA

2005: The scholarship winner: “Aschberg Bursaries for Artist’s Programs” UNESCO

2009 and 2007: The scholarship winner: “Exchange Program and Cultural Diffusion”, Ministry of Culture, BR

2005 and 2006: Named “Teacher of the year” by high school students of the public school Provedor Theóphilo Tavares Paes, BR.



2021: concept, art director and performer at the project "LEFTover Experiment X", St.Gallen, CH.

2020: art director, concept and performer at the Dance-theater piece "la ultima", St.Gallen CH

2019: creator and manager of the transdiciplinary piece NU, St. Gallen CH.

2018: Choreographer at Rosenberg Institut, St. Gallen CH.

2018: Dance teacher - Teenie Dance Class - at Bewegungswelt, Niederteufen, CH.

2018: creator of the solo dance piece 48" presented at Hochschule der Künste Bern - Bern, and at Grabenhalle - St. Gallen CH.

2016-2017: co-creator and performer of the dance piece “OFF one’s turn” in collaboration with KOMA Kollektiv (Magdalena Weniger, Alena Kundela) and Belinda Winkelmann. St. Gallen and Biel – Switzerland, Freiburg – Deutschland.

2015: Creator/performer, as invited artist, at the site specifc dance piece Entre Ladeiras by Núcleo Aqui Mesmo, São Paulo BR

2010-2015: Founder/creator/performer of Núcleo Mirada, São Paulo BR Pieces: “Cala” 2014, “Human Silences” 2013, “Mirada” 2011.

2013-2015: Pedagogical Artistic Coordinator at the art-education project Programa Vocacional, Department of Culture of São Paulo BR

since 2013: Founder/creator/performer of Hell’s Dance Corporation, BR. Piece: “Hell 2015”.

2010-2013: Creator/performer in Núcleo Mercearia de Ideias, directed by Luiz Fernando Bongiovanni, São Paulo. Pieces: “As Filhas de Bernarda” 2011, “Microbiografias Visíveis” 2012, “Nossos Sapatos” 2013

2010: Creator/performer of the site specific dance piece Particularidades Móveis, for the New Choreographers – New Creations Site Specific Program by Sao Paulo Cultural Center BR.

2009-2013: Modeling and acting for TV advertisements. Campaigns: Itau Bank, Leroy Merlin, among others. São Paulo, SP.

2005-2010: Creator/performer at Excaravelhas Dance Group, wich had received the support and got prizes by institutions such as: English Culture Festival, Caixa Culture Bank, Cultural Action Program of São Paulo State, Funarte Award Petrobras Dance Klauss Vianna, Found for promotion of Culture of Campinas, among others.

since 2006: Producer and financial manager of cultural projects supported by public and private institutions.




artistic residences

2012: Casa das Caldeiras, Ongoing Arts Projects, BR – development of the project Silencios Humanos

2009: Movimiento en las Sierras, Centro Rural de Artes, AR – Improvisation Profitraining taught by Eugenia Stévez

2007: ACA Atlantic Center for the Arts, USA – Collaboration on the dance project of Sarah Skaggs

2005: Djerassi Resident Artistis Program, USA – development of the solo project Dream.



2013: Co-author of the article “O Artista Orientador em Movimento” (The Artist-Mentor in movemnet), Vocare Magazine Vocacional Program – 3o Edition BR



Portuguese: mother language

English: fluent (speaking, reading) intermediate (writing)

French: intermediate (speaking, reading); basic (writing)

German: basic/studying

Spanish: basic