BIO

Ricardo Ambrózio

Born in the south of Brazil, Ricardo Ambrozio lived in Rio de Janeiro, where he had the opportunity to experience the best and the worst of  Brazilian culture and day-to-day life.​ His first contact with rhythm and movement was at the age of six. At 13 he joined a street dancing group, with whom he participated for 3 years non-stop in competitions until at the age of 16 he got in touch with Flavia Tapias, a Brazilian dancer, teacher and choreographer.Following her work as a student and assistant, teaching together and exchanging research material, the possibility to dance for a living started to become clearer and necessary. Ricardo immersed himself deeper in dance. He became the resident researcher of CDPD-RJ (Center for Documentation and Research of Dance of Rio de Janeiro), worked as a producer in some dance festivals and attended the ‘Faculdade Angel Vianna’ for two years. At the age of twenty he left Brazil to go to Lisbon, Portugal, to attend the ‘Escola Superior de Dança’ and work with some companies (Companhia de Dança de Almada, Company Istável). At this time he also started to develop his own work as choreographer and teacher by blending all the influences that he had experienced in dance with a lot of energy and momentum.​ After working with Helder Seabra in Company Istável (Porto, Portugal), he moved first to Amsterdam and then to Brussels to work with Bruno Caverna, Gerard Mosterd, Dogwolf (Chris de Feyter), Willy Dorner and Ultima Vez (Wim Vandekeybus), the company which he is currently working in. While working with the Belgian company Ultima Vez, Ricardo Ambrozio starts to gather his own cultural projects (choreography, video, text and photo) under one name, one roof, one mark: Untamed. In August 2014 he left Ultima Vez in order to invest all his time and energy in his own creations and collaborations.