has suffered from chronic asthma since moving from Brazil to Portugal in 1989, the year he was born. He played volleyball to ward off the disease, but eventually graduated in dance. Lander has worked around the world with people he admires, such as Luís Guerra, Tomaz Simatovic, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Alejandro Ahmed, Margarida Bettencourt, and Jonas Lopes, among others. After winning two awards in choreography – 1st prize at the Koreografskih Minijatura Festival (Serbia) for Noodles Never Break When Boiled and 2nd prize at the No Ballet International Choreography Competition (Germany) for Cascas d’OvO (“Eggshells”) – he found the motivation to work in the field of choreographic creation rather than at a call centre.
Cascas d’OvO (2012) and ADORABILIS (2017) were selected for Aerowaves Priority Company and his work has been presented in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He created works for Carte Blanche (NOR) and TanzMainz (GR) in which his passion for music starts to determine the dramaturgic construction of dance. He lives in Montemor-o-Novo and believes that vegetarianism will contribute to the prolonged existence of the planet.