I am a Brazilian-Canadian artist-educator dedicated to bridging literary and performing arts with social and environmental sustainability. As an artist-in-residence at Sierra Club BC, I am working to enhance their education programs through the arts. In recent years, I have created writing programs and taught speech and drama at the Bolton Academy of Spoken Arts in Vancouver, taught theatre and directed productions across a number of Montreal stages, and currently lead creative writing and spoken word workshops with youth at DAREarts. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy exploring my own writing. In 2019, I was a writer-in-residence at the Gullkistan Centre for Creativity in Iceland, where I developed poetry on environmental degradation. I later performed my poetry at the 2019 Vancouver Outsider Art Festival. Selected as a 2019 BC Culture Days Ambassador, I also shared my work through a community-engaged art installation, A Poetic Landscape. With a BFA from Concordia University and as a current UBC MEd student, focusing on Education for Sustainability, I am curious about the intersections between the arts, education, and environmental sustainability.
COMMUNITY EVENT CURATION
Do you or your organization have a story that your community needs to connect with? I am committed to highlighting local stories through literary and performing arts approaches - from park installations to sidewalk pop-up events.