FOUNDER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
In 2019, Lua founded MoonWalk.Reverse in order to give a more solid base to her choreographic researches. The project gave her the possibility to develop interdisciplinary works by crossing the paths of emerging artists and promoting collabs in performing arts.
During her academic path, Lua had the opportunity to present her first choreographic experiences: Crane (2014) and Easy Rider (2015) at the National Conservatory; 2506 (2016) and The Door (2017) at the Ballet Junior de Genéve. In 2019, she premiered her first piece on a professional context, Lîla - Free Play, co-created with Umut Ozdaloglu and in 2020, she gave birth to the second co-creation with the dramaturg and actress Adriana SáCouto, A Morte do Artista. At the moment she is in creation process of My Heaven is Better Than Yours with Quorum Project.
After finishing her studies at the National Conservatory of Lisbon in 2015, Lua persued her professional career as a dancer at Ballet Junior de Genéve, Switzerland, under the direction of Patrice Delay and Sean Wood. In 2017, she integrated the dance company EgriBianco Danza, Italy, directed by Raphael Bianco. Since 2019 she freelances as a dancer and collabs in many projects in dance, theatre and cinema.
Since very early, Lua started her work as a teacher mainly by giving company repertoire workshops while on tour. She also has been giving ballet and contemporary dance classes to professionals, semi-professionals, children, amateur adults and teenagers. At the moment she focuses her teaching in improvasation tools and movement research.