She is an Assistant Professor of the Arts Department at the Federal University of Southern Bahia. Her postdoctoral research in Performing Arts from PPGAC–UFBA was granted by CAPES (PNPD) whose title is CONTRIBUTIONS OF BLACK PERFORMANCE TO THE BRAZILIAN THEATER. She holds a PhD in Arts from the University of Campinas (Unicamp) – 2010 with the dissertation: Looking at the black theater of the Teatro Experimental do Negro (Black Theater Experimental) and of the Bando de Teatro Olodum (Olodum Theater Group). She holds a MA in Performing Arts from UFBA – 2002 with the dissertation: Angolan Capoeira for Theatrical Training (2002). She holds a BA in Performing Arts – Theatrical interpretation from UFBA – 1993. She was a Fulbright Exchange Scholarship Student (University of Michigan – EUA), 2007-2008, and a doctorate scholarship researcher of the Ford Foundation Program (IFP) – 2006-2009. She wrote the book Capoeira Angola como Treinamento para o Ator in 2008. The book won an award (Selo Letras da Bahia) from the Pedro Calmon Foundation. Among her performances as an actress are: A Sombra de Quixote (directed by Cacá Carvalho and Roberto Bacci); Os Iks (directed by Francisco Medeiros), Medéia (directed by Hans Ulrish-Becker) and O sonho (directed by Gabriel Vilela).