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Carol Mendez

Carol Mendes is a choreographer, dance filmmaker, and dance educator. A native of Brazil, she received her BFA in Dance and her Teaching Certificate from State University of Campinas (Brazil). She also holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. Her choreography has been presented at La Mama, Joe’s Pub, Judson Church, Triskelion Arts, at Martha Graham Studio Theater, at Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, and at Dixon Place, among others. As a dance filmmaker, Carol has worked with the New York City Ballet Media Department as Production Assistant and Media Fellow. She co-directed and edited her own dance films screened in Brazil, Finland, US, Argentina, and France. She worked as the Production Director and Curator of WestFest Dance Festival in NYC, and she recently spent a year traveling all over the world. She just moved to Vancouver and she’s looking forward to sharing her passion for dance, art, and culture in this new city. More info at


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