Diana Azevedo

Diana Azevedo is a Portuguese dancer and producer.

At age of 6, she began her training in dance and music, ending in 1991 the 6th Degree of Classical Ballet at the Royal Academy and in 1996, the 4th Degree in Violin Conservatory.

Since 1997, she discovers a passion for traditional dances, dedicated to the collection and ethnographic research of dances from various regions of the world, focusing on the cultures of Europe.

Since 1999 she teaches traditional dances. Among Portuguese Dances, she dedicated to the collection in the regions of Minho and Douro Litoral through various folk associations, emphasizing the realization of a documentary in 2007 called “O Grito da Chula”, about folklore and oral traditions of the Serra da Aboboreira ( Douro Litoral).

At European level, she highlights several training courses, workshops and ethnographic research in Spain, Belgium, Italy, France, Croatia and Romania.

Starting in 2009, she focuses her way in the Education for Culture and for Sustainable Development. Now she gives training courses (in traditional dances and sustainable development) targeted to teachers, children, youth and seniors.

She is dedicated to the organization of courses and events that promote traditional culture. Between 2010 and 2016, he performed programming and production functions at Festival Andanças and Festival Byonritmos. Since 2010, he has been a director (Chairman of the Board) at PopolomondoAssociação Cultural, a non-profit association that aims to promote culture through the creation, innovation and research of dance, music, among other artistic areas, and between 2009 and 2011 she was vice prisedent of ByonritmosAssociação Juvenil.

Between 2005 and 2009, in Karrossel and Baile Vadio, she dedicates to the collection and teaching of traditional dances, mostly Portuguese.

Since 2009, includes as a dancer, choreographer and songwriter the inclusive dance group Síncrone.

Since 2012, includes as a dancer, choreographer and songwriter the folk dance group Bailómondo.

Between 2006 and 2009, includes as a composer, violinist, singer and dancer, the group of world music Rakia.

Between 2003 and 2010, he joined as a composer, violinist, singer and dancer, the group root ethnographic MU, having won the Carlos Paredes Portuguese Prize, with Casanostra album in 2009.

She dedicates herself parallel to the disclosure of the concept of rural development through targeted projects for learning the traditional dances and customs of rural Portugal, working with diverse groups of ethnographic nature since 2009, including Péna Terra, Alafum and  nraizartes.

Since 2005, Diana Azevedo has a degree in Biology from the University of Aveiro.