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Inaicyra Falcão dos Santos was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. She has a BA in dance from the Federal University at Bahia, a Masters in Theatre Arts from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, a PhD in Education at the University of São Paulo and a Full Professor at the State University of Campinas/Unicamp. She has performed in various dance and theater companies in Brazil and abroad, and conducted studies and research at the universities of Obáfémi Awólòwó Ilé-Ifè, Nigeria, and the Laban Center for Movement and Dance in the UK. She has been a lecturer in the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan, and the Department of Corporal Arts at the State University of Campinas. She is an opera singer, and a researcher of African-Brazilian traditions as a reflection of the work of the dramatic artist and educator in contemporary society. She is associated with the Graduate Program of the Institute of Arts/Unicamp, and has participated in artistic and academic events in Brazil and other countries.