A gymnastics champion in his native Brazil, João has a degree in Physical Education from São Paulo University and a BA in dance from Empire State College. A Fulbright Scholar, Mr. Carvalho was a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company for ten years. He was Choreographic Assistant for the John Boorman film “The Emerald Forest”, in which he also appeared. He was part of John Turturro’s “ Romance And Cigarettes.” He has choreographed for Balé da Cidade De São Paulo, different pick-up companies in São Paulo Brazil, and with Margie Gillis. As a dance educator he has taught at the Paul Taylor School, Marymount Manhattan College, Eugene Lang College, Montclair State University, and various other schools around the world. He co-directs with Mrs. Yamauchi the São Paulo based pick-up company “LúdicaDança.” Most recently João graduated from the Feldenkrais Method Professional Teacher Training Program and is authorized as a teacher of Awareness Through Movement and Functional Integration.
Introduction to Modern Dance Practices