Tânia Carvalho was born in 1976 in Viana do Castelo (PT). She develops her work since 1997. Her work was presented in Portugal, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Holland, Brasil, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, and Cyprus.
As a choreographer created: "Mulher à beira de um contrabaixo2 (1997), "História de um Envenenamento" (1998), "Estou farta de ser achatada" (1999), "Inicialmente Previsto" (1999), "Drük" (2000), "A corte" (2000), "Ó tempo volta para trás" (2001), "New Tan" (2001), "Um privilégio característico" (2002), "At the Opposite Direction" (2003), "The Best of Them All" (2003) "The Secrets of my Nottingham Sleep" (2004), "If I could stay there forever" (2005), "A silent explosion is not quite disturbing" (2005), "I walk, you sing" (2006), "Orquéstica" (2006), "A Slowness that looks like a velocity (2007), #1 Ricardo – Different movements, for different people (2007), Barulhada (2007), #2Ramiro, #3Bruna – Different movements, for different people" (2008), "But from me I can't escape, have patience!" (2008), "Danza Ricercata" (2008), "#4Hugo, #5Nini, #6Gonçalo – Different movements, for different people" (2009) and "Der Mann ist Verrückt" (2009).
Has also participated in the meeting “Pointe to Point”, project of Third Asia-Europe Dance Forum, in Tokyo, (JP); in the dance residency at Arnolfini Art Center in collaboration with Live Art Forum South West, Bristol (UK) and in the dance residency at Festival NOW, Nottingham (UK). Made the choreography for the actors of Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (PT) in a theatre piece of Álvaro Correia.
As a music performer presents herself solo with piano/voice in Madmud, with voice in Trash Nynph and with piano/voice within the musical group Moliquentos, together with Bruna Carvalho and Zeca Iglésias. Has also collaborated with Expander with piano/voice in several musical tracks. With Diogo Alvim co-composed the soundtrack of the piece "A silent explosion is not quite disturbing". Composed the soundtrack for "If I could stay there forever" and "Hurra! Arre! Apre! Irra! Ruh! Pum! (Tribute to Cristina de Pina)" by Luís Guerra de Laocoi. Also created a voice composition for a piece of the director Simon Vincenzi. One of her songs was used in a movie of Manuel Guerra.
As a student started classical dance with five years old, and contemporary dance with fourteen years old. In 1991 attended the first year of Superior Dance School (Lisbon, Portugal), after attending the first year of the Design and Visual Arts School of Caldas da Rainha (Portugal). Attended the two years course of Contemporary Dance for interpreters in Forum Dança (Lisbon). In 2005 attended the Choreography Course in the creativity and artistic program supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal). Since 2008, has private classes of piano interpretation with João Aleixo and musical theory with Diogo Alvim. As a dancer worked with Francisco Camacho, Carlota Lagido, David Miguel, Filipe Viegas, Clara Andermatt and Luís Guerra de Laocoi. As an actress worked in theater with Projecto Teatral and João Garcia Miguel; in cinema with Elizabete Magalhães; and in video-art with Ivo Serra, Paulo Mendes and Vasco Diogo. She's co-founder of the arts association Bomba Suicida, based in Lisbon (PT).