Caroline Alves

Born in 1987 in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Dancer, teacher and choreographer based in Berlin. With more than 20 years of movement experience, her education includes mainly classical ballet, contemporary dance, contact improvisation and instant composition. For seven years she was a dancer in the Brazilian State Company “Cia. de Dança Palácio das Artes” and worked with the most important Brazilian choreographers.
She completed her psychology graduation in 2012 and developed a research on “creative process in dance”. She has conducted workshops and performed in Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Croatia, Kenya and China.
With Natalie Riedelsheimer she created the duet “A machine to Become_woman” and conduced the research “The search for a feminist body: a new movement archive” subsidized by Fonds Darstellende Künste.
In 2018 and 2019 she worked as choreographer and dancer in the project “Bohème 2020” of the Dresdner Musikfestspiele. In 2019 she worked as an assistant choreographer for the piece “Stricken”, directed by Magda Korsinsky and as a dancer expert for the Flausen+ project “A Stranger in Paradise?” at theater wrede +, in Oldenburg.
Within the frame of the 2020 edition of FRATZ International – a Berlin based performing arts festival for very young audiences – she conducted a research with Mareike Jung and Iury Trojaborg, on the representation of class, gender and “Racialization” for theatre and dance.
Since 2013 she is a member of “Grupo Oito” as a dancer and assistant director.