Maria Albertina Silva Grebler is an Associate Professor at the UFBA School of Dance, PhD in Arts from the UFBA Graduate Program in Performing Arts. She completed a research internship at Université Paris 8, before defending the dissertation Coreografias de Pina Bausch e Maguy Marin: a teatralidade como fundamento de uma Dança Contemporânea (Choreography by Pina Bausch and Maguy Marin: theatricality as the foundation of a Contemporary Dance) in 2006. In addition, she holds an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) from Temple University, Philadelphia/USA (1991) and a Specialization in Choreography (1984) and a degree in Dance (1978), both from the UFBA School of Dance. Studies and research topics are History of Dance, the Body in dialogue with Culture and Society, the training practices of the artist and the dancer, such as Pilates, Gyrotonics, Yoga and Somatic approaches, including Feldenkrais, Alexander and Body Mind Centering (BMC).