Daniela Maria Amoroso is a dancer, researcher and a faculty member at the School of Dance of the Federal University of Bahia (2010). She carried out her postdoctoral studies at Université Paris 8- Saint Denis (2015-2016) with the research project: O passo nas danças populares brasileiras: corpo, etnocenologia e criação (The dance step in Brazilian popular dances: body, ethnocenology and creation). She holds a PhD from the Graduate Program in Performing Arts – UFBA (2009) and a bachelor degree in Dance from the State University of Campinas (2000-2005). Since 2001, she has been interested in dance creation processes in dialogue with Brazilian popular dances, having as main languages capoeira angola and samba. Her areas of interest are dance dialogues coming from cultural mediations, i.e. coming from the body in participatory contact with popular expressions of Brazilian culture. Since 2013 she has been the artistic director and creator of Casarão Barabadá, a space dedicated to dance creation in Salvador. She has been a member of the Interdisciplinary Research and Extension Group in Contemporary, Interdisciplinary and Theatricality GIPE-CIT/PPGAC since 2006 and the leader of the research group in Dance, Culture and Contemporaneity UMBIGADA – UFBA, since 2015.