Alice Ripoll was born in Rio de Janeiro. She was studying to be a psychoanalyst at age 21, and took a devian path to start study dance, once she felt very curious about possibilities of the bodies and movement research. Alice graduated at Angel Vianna's school, which is a very important center for dance and motor rehabilitation and started to work as a choreographer.  

She directed many pieces, performed a few pieces - mostly of herself, and also worked with actors and circu artist. Currently her work embraces contemporary dance and urban dance styles from Brazil, through a research that opens space for the dancers to transform into images the experiences and memories that still live in each one.
Alice directs two groups: REC and SUAVE.

Her shows have been performed in several places / festivals in Brazil, such as Panorama Festival, Bienal SES de Dança, MIT; and abroad: Kampnagel - Internationales Sommerfestival, Zurich Theater Spektakel, Noorderzo Performing Arts, Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Saine-Saint-Denis; HAU, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Centre Pompidou, Wiener Festwochen.


Photo: Renato Mangolin


Directed by the choreographer Alice Ripoll, the group began with the creation of the performance Suave, which premiered at the Panorama Festival in 2014.

Having as inspiration the passinho (short step), a new style of urban dance that derived from Rio de Janeiro's funk, the show stands out for its unique energy, the quality of its performers and the refinement of the structure created by the choreographer.

The second performance of the group, CRIA, premiered in 2017. Inspired by the Dancinha (little dance), a derivation from Passinho dance, the performance explores a mixture of affection and sensuality through the interweaving of funk with contemporary dance.

The shows were presented in several festivals and theaters around the world, such as HAU - Hebbel Am Ufe, Tanzhaus NRW, Mousonturm, HELLERAU, CND - Centre National de la Danse, Festival de la Cité Lausanne, Hamburg Summer Festival, Zurich Theater Spektakel, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, and NorrlandsOperan.