Daniela Graca Schankula
Daniela started her dancing career at the Brasilia Ballet Company in 1985, after having completed her training at the Brasilia Ballet Academy and the Tanzschule der Staatsoper Hamburg (direction John Neumeier). In 1987 she moved to Lisbon and worked at the Lisbon Dance Company (direction Rui Horta / Mark Haim). In 1991 she started working at the Rotterdamse Dansgroep (direction Kathy Gosschalk) in Holland. During this period she danced works by Igal Perry, Amanda Miller, Rui Horta, Merce Cunningham, Ton Simons, Mark Haim and others.
Since 1992 she has been working as a freelancer with Fernando Bujones and Norma Lilia in Brazil and with Paulo Ribeiro in Portugal. In Holland she repetidely worked with Anouk van Dijk, Roland Schankula , Michael Schumacher, Paul Selwyn Norton, Johan Greben, Marcelo Evelin and Leine / Roebana.
Daniela has also danced her own work, the Solo pieces "a minute of silence", Anakrousis", "vilt", "Goldberg Variations" and "Partita", all performed in different places in Europe.
She worked with Director Peter Sellars on his productions of John Adam's "El Nino" and on Stravinsky's "Biblical Pieces", where she collaborated with choreographers Donald Bird and Mark Morris.