Maria Ferreira Silva (1988) started her artistic journey at the age of six performing at the local auditorium of her hometown in the suburbs of Lisbon. She holds a dance degree from the National Conservatory of Lisbon and P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. She has worked as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, researcher, mentor, and costume designer and remains curious for other roles that may seduce her in the dance field.
As a dancer she works with Willi Dorner, Daniel Linehan, Georgia Vardarou, Radouan Mriziga, Marco Torrice, Anneleen Keppens, Renan Martins de Oliveira, Maud le Pladec, Benjamin Vandewalle and Trajal Harrell, for whom she is currently also working as rehearsal director at Schauspielhaus Zurich. In her teaching practice she works with institutions such as the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, Stockholm University of the arts, Charleroi danse and AORCA summer lab.
Maria is a dance artist and defines her artistic practice as a vibrant ecosystem where different practices, roles, and contexts, nurture and feed-forward her engagement with the art field.