Alice Ripoll was born in Rio de Janeiro.

She was studying to be a psychoanalyst at age 21, and took a deviant path to start study dance, once she felt very curious about the bodies possibilities and movement research. Alice graduated at Angel Vianna's school, which is a very important center for dance and motor rehabilitation, and started to work as a choreographer.  

She directed many pieces, performed a few pieces - mostly of herself, and also worked with actors and circus artist. Currently her work embrasse contemporary dance and urban dance styles from Brazil, through a research that opens space for the dancers to transform into images the experiences and memories that still live in each one.

Alice directs two groups: REC and  SUAVE.

Her shows have been performed in several festivals in Brazil, such as Panorama Festival, Bienal SESC de Dança, Dança Gamboa Festival, Ceará Dance Biennial and Trisca- Arts Festival for Children; and abroad: Kampnagel - Internationales Sommerfestival, Zurich Theater Spektakel, Noorderzon Performing Arts, Rencontres Chorégraphiques of Seine-Saint Denis; Projeto Brazil (in 4 cities in Germany: HAU in Berlin, Hellerau in Dresden, Tanzhaus in Düsseldorf and Mousonturm in Frankfurt), Centre National de la Danse (Paris), Festival de La Cité Lausanne, Norrlandsoperan (Umeå) and Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels).

Alice has worked on several plays of the theater group "Foguetes Maravilha", directed by Alex Cassal and Felipe Rocha.

Alice worked with the artists Fernando Klipel, Camila Moura, Renato Linhares, Laura Samy, Dani Lima, João Saldanha, Ivan Sugahara, and others.

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Photo: Renato Mangolin