Joao Mauricio Carvalho, a gymnastics champion in his native Brazil, has a degree in Physical Education from Sao Paulo University and a BA in dance from Empire State College. A Fulbright Scholar, Mr. Carvalho was a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company for ten years. He was Choreographic Assistant for the John Boorman film “The Emerald Forest”, in which he also appeared. He was part of John Turturro’s ” Romance And Cigarettes.” In addition to teaching at the Paul Taylor School, Marymount Manhattan College, Eugene Lang College, Montclair State University, and various other schools around the world, he co-directs with Mrs. Yamauchi the Sao Paulo based pick up company “LudicaDança”. Most recently, he graduated from “The Feldenkrais Method” Professional Teacher Training Program as an authorized teacher of “Awareness Through Movement”.