The Portuguese Pedro Goucha Gomes is an independent choreographer, performer and teacher. He began his dance education at the School of the National Ballet of Portugal when he was 9 years old and completed his dance studies at the National Ballet School in Toronto, Canada. As a professional dancer Goucha Gomes danced with companies such as the Stuttgart Ballet, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Compania Nacional de Danza, Madrid and NDT I. In 2006 he stopped dancing in order to fully concentrate on choreography and has since choreographed extensively for Korzo productions as well as other companies. As a guest teacher Goucha Gomes teaches regularly in companies and dance studios in Europe, North America and Japan.