University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Dance Program


Faculty - Paula Higa

Paula Higa

Paula Higa, lecturer

  • BS, Universidade Santa Cecilia
  • Teacher Certification, Royal Academy of Dance (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Area of expertise

ballet, contemporary dance technique

Contact information
Email: Paula Higa
Phone: 802-656-7763

Paula Higa is a freelance performer, teacher and choreographer originally from Brazil. Trained in the Royal Academy of Dance methodology, she has taught and prepared students for R.A.D. exams. Professionally, she performed as a modern dancer with “Theatrum Cia de Dança” in São Paulo, Brazil under direction of Roberto Peres. She also performed with Tiffany Rhynard and the Big Action Performance Ensemble (Big APE) in Vermont and Diverse Space Dance Theater under direction of Toni Bravo in Austin, Texas. Paula holds a degree in chemical engineering; however the chemistry that she likes the most happens on stage!


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