Ana Paula Höfling
- Associate Professor
- Dance - Dance Studies
- 220H Coleman Building
Ana Paula Höfling is Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director for the MFA in Dance and the MA in Dance Theories and Practices in the School of Dance. She is the author of Staging Brazil: Choreographies of Capoeira (Wesleyan University Press, 2019), an analysis of the role of capoeira and capoeiristas in the process of staging Brazilian “national culture” between 1928 and 1974, focusing on issues of race, class, and authorship. Staging Brazil was awarded the 2021 Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for Dance Research from the Dance Studies Association. She was a Trustee’s Fellow at the National Humanities Center (AY 2021-22), where she worked on her second book manuscript, Dancing Brazil’s Other: Modernism, Race, and Nation, which focuses on the mid-century folkloric ballet companies directed by Brazilian choreographers Eros Volúsia, Mercedes Baptista, and Felicitas Barreto.
She is on the editorial board of the Dance Research Journal and she remains on the Editorial Council of the Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies, where she served as Associate Editor between 2019-2022. She is a member of the Brazilian Studies Association and the Latin American Studies Association.