Lígia Teixeira (b. 1981, Guimarães, Portugal) is a choreographer and performer currently living in Montreal, Quebec. Lígia holds a BA in Dance – Performance Dept. from Escola Superior de Dança ['03], and later specialized in choreographic creation in Fórum Dança, attending the Course of Choreographic Research and Creation, with Clara Andermatt, Francisco Camacho and Rui Horta ['04]. Pursuing her interest in developing works that blend dance and digital art, Lígia attended the Course of Interdisciplinary and Technological Performance Arts at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian ['08]. In 2013 she graduated from the M.F.A. Program in Performance and Interactive Media Arts at Brooklyn College, New York, with a full scholarship from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and FLAD (Luso American Foundation), and with the support from GDA (Artists Rights Management).
As a choreographer, she highlights her collaborations with digital artist Ivan Franco in Equilibrium /Colina [O Espaço do Tempo '04], Algum Dia Tinha de Ser a Sério /Box Nova [CCB '06], Lively Dreams /Festival Temps d'Images [CCB '08], Strings of Thought /Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture [CAAA '12] and recently, Strings of Thought #2 /Harvestworks [NY '13].
Parallel to her dance activities Lígia also works as a freelance producer.
She first got started in the production area as a way to better manage her own artistic projects. With time she began to collaborate with other independent artists and production companies as well as getting involved in bigger networking projects with artists of different backgrounds and cultures (cultural forums, festivals, European projects). In 2006 she is selected to participate in the Course of Management / Production of the Performing Arts at Fórum Dança, Lisbon.
In this context, she has worked in the production team of The State of the World (internship) /Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian ['07]; Henrique Figueiredo / ProCompasso ['07-'08]; Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz /Looping ['09]; Teresa Dillon /UM - International Festival of Experimental Intermedia ['09]; APMP [2009-10], GHOST/Atelier Real ['11].
In 2011, Lígia founded Milliways [www.milliways.pt], a cultural association with the aim of promoting and disseminating performing arts projects within the realm of digital art and dance. She is the co-artistic director along with Ivan Franco.