Vivianne Rodrigues de Brito

Born in Brazil, Vivianne has been involved with dance since the age of 5. She took contemporary dance classes and participated in many sports as a child. At the age of 15, she began her professional dance carrier with the group Endança. With them she trained vigorously, running through forests, climbing hills and waterfalls, and performing in Brazil and abroad.

Searching for a more academic approach to dance, In 1988 Vivianne moved to Holland and enrolled herself at the School for New Dance Development (S.N.D.O.). Her work at the school in Release Technique, Body Mind Centering, Improvisation and Contact Improvisation expanded the way she looked at the art of dancing. Dance was no longer just about virtuosic movements, but also about awareness, communication and presence.

After graduating in 1990, Vivianne worked for many choreographers including Angelika Oei, Iztok Kovac, and Sasha Waltz. She taught classes and workshops all over the world. Her floor work is highly influenced by David Zambrano’s Flying Low technique and informed by both Bartinief Fundamental and the Feldenkrais Method. 

She has an unconditional love for dancing and the need to keep learning. Her ongoing studies include Social Dances (Cuban Salsa & Kizomba) and Tai Chi chuan.