Dr. Adriana Almeida Pees is a German and Brazilian citizen, is Head of the Dance Department and Curator at Theater Freiburg since the season 2017/18. For more than 30 years she has been working professionally in the field of dance as a cultural producer and curator, solo dancer, choreographer, dance scholar and guest lecturer at various universities, dance centres and festivals in Europe and South America. As a dancer she worked at Ballet da Cidade de São Paulo, at Theater Bremen and at Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. She holds a PD as well as a PhD in psychology, from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas-SP, Institute of Arts Department of Dance, with the research subject Technical-poetic foundations of the actor. As a guest lecturer, she taught at various universities between 2008 and 2015. She is a Certified Teacher in Body-Mind Centering and, as such, Program Director for Brazil and Uruguay. As the co-founder and co-managing director of the international production office prod.art.br in São Paulo she has been involved in the realization of more than 50 cultural exchange projects in Brazil, South America and Europe since 2004.