Manuela is a contemporary dance artist who works with dance and video, as a performer, choreographer, editor, researcher and teacher. She received her training in Hartt School of Dance and Theatre, University of Hartford (2002), and Master of Arts in Dance from Bath Spa University (2016-17). She has worked extensively in the field of arts education (movement/dance, music, visual arts and literature) for early childhood, children and families. Now she is creating work for the screen that has a somatic led approach since she is interested in the processes of self perception. She aims to create alternative visual images of the body to open new perceptions that challenge mental constructs and allow for imagination and freedom. She has developed work around the themes of memory, identity, self and body on screen.