Cristina’s pedagogic practice started in 2010 after taking part in 50 days of Flying Low and Passing Through in Costa Rica with David Zambrano, where she was the only Portuguese artist to be invited to participate in this unique project.
At the end of the 50-day intensive, each student received a letter of certification by Zambrano approving them to further develop Flying Low and Passing Through within their own artistic practice. Working with David Zambrano during the most intensive period he taught in a row, in 2010 and through extensively studying his techniques since 2005, she has gained the teaching qualifications and certification for Flying Low and Passing through, which is since then integrating in her own teaching practice, always in constant change and development.
Cristina is a faculty member of Artez Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem (NL), BA Dance Performance – being part of the circle of guides to the 4th year students since 2013; a regular jury in the school’s audition committee and a regular staff teacher since 2011; a regular guest lecturer at Codarts, University for the Arts, Rotterdam (NL) since 2010; she was part of the Artistic board for Formação Avançada em Interpretação e Criação Coreográfica [FAICC] at Companhia Instável, Porto (PT); and the Coordinator of the FCT subject [internships in a working context] at Ginasiano Escola de Dança from 2015-2018.
Currently, she is often teaching a development of Flying Low or Passing Through, as well as artistic practice workshops around the content of her choreographic pieces at:
Estágio de Dança de Aveiro, Aveiro
Boca Bienal, Lisboa
Jazzy & Estúdio 5, Lisboa
Companhia Instável, Porto
Academia Gimnoarte, Póvoa do Varzim
Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte, Santa Maria da Feira
GAD – Giselle Academia de Dança, Espinho
Plesna Izba Maribor
Centro Danza Canal, Madrid
ArtEZ – Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem (BA Dance Performance)
Codarts – Rotterdamse Dansacademie (BA Dance Performance)
Moderne Theaterdans – Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (MTD – BA Dance Performance)
Henny Jurriens Stichting, Amsterdam
de Stilte, Breda
United States of America
Mark Morris Dance Center, organized by Dance Italia/ Stefanie Nelson, New York
video footage recorded for the Documentary © Portugal que Dança / RTP at at Codarts Rotterdam - University for the Arts, 2018