From Curitiba, Brazil, Cintia Chamecki regularly performs her tap choreography and improvisation in New York City, Brazil, Japan and Portugal. She recently completed her first solo show, "Ta No Pe" directed by Susana Ribeiro, which premiered in August 2000 at Teatro Paiol (Curitiba, Brazil) and toured throughout Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Florianopolis. In 2001, it was the best box office draw of the Curitiba Fringe Festival where 100 plays were performed.
In New York she has appeared in "The Elegance and Comedy of Tap" hosted by Bill Irwin (Town Hall), "Vaudeville 2000" (La MaMa E.T.C.), "Tap Fusion" (Context Studios) and most recently participated as a teacher and performer in the first annual New York City Tap Festival. Her own work has been chosen for the "Avant-garde-arama" at Performance Space 122, "Movement Research" at the Judson Church, "CrossingBoundaries" at Dixon Place, "17th Annual Downtown Dance Festival" at Battery Park, DTW's "Fresh Tracks" at the FleaTheatre, and "Lincoln Center Out-of Doors". Chamecki was also featured in "What Is Tap" a documentary for Italian television(RAI).
In addition to her work as a soloist, Chamecki currently performs with BarbaraDuffy and was a featured dancer with the Peggy Spina Tap Company and Tap Collective, directed by Susan Hebach. She appeared with the American Tap DanceOrchestra (directed by Brenda Bufalino) in "Gertrude's Nose Tap Opera" and with Manhattan Tap 2 (directed by Heather Cornell) in various shows in the tri-state area.
In Brazil, Chamecki was co-choreographer and artistic director of "ACooperativa da Danca", which she founded with Silvia Lipatin.
The company toured Brazil extensively, participating in major festivals in Rio de Janeiro,Sao Paulo, Joinvile, Florianopolis and Campinas.
They received the Honor of the Arts from Curitiba City Hall and were awarded the prize for best choreography and performance from Joinvile Dance Festival in 1993, 1994 and 1995.
Chamecki is a guest teacher and choreographer in Brazil and Japan, and is currently on staff at Steps on Broadway and Peridance in NYC .
She has taught in the "Tap Dance for Young People" program in
New York City and at Broadway Dance Center.