Association Pro-Dança (APD) was established in June 2009 and was qualified as a social organization of culture, on October 30th, 2009, by the act published in the Official Gazette no. 204 of 31 October 2009, p. 01.
The Pro-Dance Association has three Councils (Administration, Fiscal and Consulting), formed by people of notorious knowledge in different areas of knowledge and interested in the production, dissemination and support of dance. The members of the Administrative Councils are the following: Ricardo Uchoa Alves Lima (President), Rachel Coser (Vice President), Ana Grisanti de Moura, Ana Maria Diniz, Andrea Calabi, Celso Curi, Daniel Reca, Danilo Santos de Miranda, Eduardo Saron, Elisa Marsiaj Gomes, Eugênia Gorini Esmeraldo, Flavia Regina de Souza Oliveira, Gioconda Bordon, José de Oliveira Costa, Letícia Forattini Martins and Luciano Cury. Are part of the Fiscal Council the following: Helio Nogueira da Cruz (President), Iside Maria Labate Maiolini Mesquita, José Carlos de Souza Santos and Eduarda Bueno (surrogate). Pró-Dança has a Consulting Council formed by Rodolfo Villela Marino (Presidente, Anna Beatriz Galvão, Eduardo Toledo Mesquita, Eric Alexander Klug, Fernando José de Almeida, Jorj Petru Kalman, José Fernando Perez, Lygia da Veiga Pereira Carramaschi, Maria do Carmo Abreu Sodré Mineiro, Maria Cristina Frias, Ricardo Campos Caiuby Ariani and Walter Appel. Pro-Dança had as its artistic directors, from its creation until April 2012, Iracity Cardoso and Inês Bogéa. It is currently directed by Inês Bogéa. Associate members of Pro-Dança are:Ana Grisanti de Moura, Arnaldo Vuolo, Debora Duboc Garcia, Eduardo Saron, Elisa Marsiaj Gomes, Eric Alexander Klug, Eugênia Gorini Esmeraldo, Gioconda Bordon, Henri Philippe Reichstul, Inês Vieira Bogéa, Jorj Petru Kalman, José de Oliveira Costa, José Fernando Perez, Luca Baldovino, Luciano Cury, Lygia da Veiga Pereira Carramaschi, Maria do Carmo Abreu Sodré Mineiro, Ricardo Campos Caiuby Ariani, Ricardo Cavalieri Guimarães, Ricardo Uchoa Alves Lima, Rodolfo Villela Marino, Suzana Maria Salles França Pinto and Walter Appel.
The association’s activity is the management of São Paulo Companhia de Dança, in agreement with the Secretary of Culture in December 2009 and again in 2014 and 2019.
São Paulo is a repertory company, that is, it performs a wide range of pieces of artistic excellence, which include works of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries – the great classical and modern pieces to contemporary works especially created by national and international choreographers for the Company. Since 2008, the São Paulo Companhia de Dança, with 32 dancers nowadays, have been viewed by an audience of more than 762 thousand people in approximately 145 different cities in Brazil and others 17 countries.