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Anderson Carvalho

Anderson Carvalho is a Brazilian | Dutch performance artist, dancer and choreographer born and raised in Fortaleza, Brazil. Currently living in the Netherlands. International Dance Ambassador for Dance for All, SA and member of the International Dance Council CID UNESCO.

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Anderson was trained in dance at the EDISCA. He furthered his studies at the University of Cape Town where he studied dance, Ballet and Contemporary Dance. He holds a Master in Choreography by the CODARTS University of Arts and Fontys University in the Netherlands. Founder and Artistic Director of Anderson Carvalho Dance & Choreography. Director at the Project Number 8. Former Jury Chairman at the Korea International Contemporary Dance Competition 2020. Former artistic director for the Corpo Mudança Dance Company, Brazil.

Anderson Carvalho Dance & Choreography  hosted the in Amsterdam the online event ON DISPLAY 2020 from Heidi Latskay Dance Company, New York.


He participated in several performances in Brazil, New York, Europe and South Africa. After launching his career in Brazil, and living and working for some years in Europe, he moved to South Africa to give another international dimension to his career where he lived for four years. From 2013 until today he works as guest teacher and choreographer at Dance for All (South Africa). In 2014 he joined the Darkroom Contemporary Theatre (South Africa) participating in diverse performance projects together with the company. Anderson has freelanced in other dance projects in South Africa and the Netherlands. In 2017 he joined the Wij Zijn Dox (the Netherlands) participating in the creative process of STYX as dancer and assistant of choreography, working together with Ryan Djojokarso in collaboration with The Holland Opera. In 2017 and 2020 he lectured at UNILAB, University fo International Integration of the Afro-Brazilian Lusophony.


Anderson has worked together with choreographers and artists such as Ryan Djojokarso (Netherlands), Dora Andrade (Brazil), Gilano Andrade (Brazil), Marcelo Evelin (Netherlands / Brazil), Raúl Saldarriaga (Colombia and Netherlands), Gabriella Maiorino (Italy), Zee Hartmann (USA and South Africa), Daniela Di Lorenzo (Italy), Allison Hendricks (South Africa), Philip Boyd (South Africa), Louise Coetezer (South Africa), Oscar O'ryan (South Africa), Anne Sophie Gosselin (France), and Anne Surrendor (Netherlands),  amongst others.


Anderson Carvalho was invited to collaborate with Ubumuntu Arts Festival, Kigali, Rwanda in July 2020. Anderson Carvalho has created the work entitled “Hope of Flames”, in cooperation with artists from different art discipline and from nine different countries




The work “Decussate”,  created in a collaboration between Anderson Carvalho and two dance companies, Corpo Mudança from Brazil and Dance for All from South Africa, was selected to be presented during the Arts Festival Ubumuntu. The whole project happened remotely, all through cell phone.




The work “Mother & Son” was selected again selected by Ubumuntu Arts Festival to be presented in their social media platforms, as well as part of a video dance festival in Brazil, VideoDance Festival 2021.



Since February 2020 the Project Number 8 has benefit more than 50 artists from different countries and art disciplines. 

"As an artist, I am driven by the belief in the communication through body and its physicality. 

The ability to talk on a different level than words and still reach beyond the rational is what fascinates me and I am inspired by people’s creativity in manifesting resilience. I value the power and poetry of dance as a powerful tool for social change."