Sónia Baptista (Lisbon, 1973) studied contemporary dance at Forum Dança (Lisbon) and holds a Master’s degree in Choreography and Performance from the University of Roehampton (London). As a performer and co-creater she has collaborated with Laurent Goldring, Patrícia Portela, Aldara Bizarro, Vera Mantero, Thomas Lehmann, Arco Renz, Teatro Cão Solteiro, AADK, Ligia Soares, Silvia Real, and Clara Amaral. In her work, she explores and experiments with dance, music, literature, theatre, and video. Her first solo work, Haikus, was awarded the Revelation in Dance prize of the Portuguese Ministry of Culture. Other works include Icebox Fly. Winter Kick (2003), Subwoofer (2006), ViceRoyale.Vain-Royale.Vile-Royale (2009), Peaufine (2011), Tempus Fugit (2012), Today is it a squirrel? (2013), in the fall the fox, e na queda raposar (2014), Assentar sobre a Subida das Águas (2016), Querer do Corpo, Peso (2017), Triste In English From Spanish (2017), I Call Her Will (2019), and Sozinhar (2019). She also writes and choreographs for works by other artists, is a published author, and teaches regularly at the performing arts universities and schools in Lisbon.