Ph.D. in Human Kinetics – Dance (Portuguese Traditional Dance), and Master in Educational Sciences.Teacher of Dance at FHK-UL (Faculty of Human Kinetics - University of Lisbon) Portugal. She is coordinator of the undergraduate dance course at the FHK-UL since 2008 and co-coordinator of the course in Training Module, Dance at the School: Dances with Tradition - Portuguese and international (2009-2014), course accredited with 1 credit, by Scientific-Pedagogic Council of Continuous Training. She is researcher (2003 – 2014) in INET-MD, Institute of Ethnomusicology: Music and dance research center, Portugal, http://www2.fcsh.unl.pt/inet/indexeng.html and an expert in Dance didactics and Expressions recognized by the Scientific-Pedagogic Council of Continuous Training (1998-2014). She is responsible for studies in master's and doctoral degree in Performance Art / Dance and Dance in Education. She Teaching "Social Dance Techniques – Portuguese Folkdances and Ballroom Dance", "Techniques of Expression and Communication", "Socio Cultural Animation", and "Methodology of Dance Teaching" at Faculty of Human Kinetics - University of Lisbon (TUL), Portugal. She is an author of an ethno-choreographic writing model of Portuguese Traditional Dance (2000). She is speaker on national and international conferences in the fields of dance and education, dance and animation, dance community and dance and heritage. Recent publications include: papers about traditional Portuguese dances within the framework of Ethnochoreology and education (2011, 2012, 2013) as well as entries about Portuguese traditional dances in the Enciclopédia da Música em Portugal no Século XX (4 vols), Salwa EL-Shawan Castelo-Branco (ed.). Lisboa: Círculo de Leitores/Temas e Debates (2010).