Tânia Carvalho was born in 1976 in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
She started classical dance classes at the age of five and contemporary dance classes when she was 14. In 1994, Tânia moves from Viana do Castelo to study at ESTGAD - a fine arts school in Caldas da Rainha. In 95 she moves to Lisbon to study at superior dance school, and in 97 she switched to the 2 year course of Contemporary Dance for Interpreters at Forum Dança (Lisbon). It was there she met Filipe Viegas and Clara Sena, who invite her to be part of a collective they were starting named Bomba Suicida. Tânia Carvalho is a co-founder of Bomba Suicida, where she's been developing her work to this date. In 2005, Tânia attended the Choreography Course in the creativity and artistic program supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal). In 1997 Tânia Carvalho starts choreographing.
She also explores in music, from which emerged the projects Ideolecto (2013), Moliquentos (2011), Trash Nymph (2008), and Madmud (2007). She attended private piano lessons and musical education with João Aleixo, Diogo Alvim and Youri Popov. Tânia stays in touch with visual arts, making drawings from time to time.
on y va pour la jeune chorégraphe phénomène Oona Doherty
De Lucy Guerin à William Forsythe, en passant par Emanuel Gat et Tânia Carvalho, un véritable observatoire de l’art...