Ciane Fernandes is tenured professor at the School of Theater and the Performing Arts Graduate program at Federal University of Bahia (PPGAC/UFBA), Salvador, Brazil. She is an associate researcher at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS), New York. She has a Ph.D. in art and humanities for performing artists from New York University, a certificate of movement analysis from LIMS and a post-doctorate degree in Contemporary Culture and Communications from UFBA. For the last twenty years Ciane has worked with Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis and Authentic Movement in education, research and performance. She has taught and performed based on these methods internationally, and presented lecture demonstrations and photo/video exhibitions. Ciane lives in Lençóis BA, Brazil. For more information, go to www.cianefernandes.pro.br or www.ppgac.tea.ufba.br.