Niara was born in São Paulo under the tutelage of Castor and Polux. She has a degree in Languages, Literatures and Cultures from the University of Lisbon. She completed with distinction in 2020 the Master’s in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred at Canterbury Christ Church Univesity. She has also completed a foundation course in Dramatherapy at the University of Roehampton.
She is interested in literature, theatre and spirituality. Most of her work combines these themes through an approach that is body-based and that has a focus in embodiment theories.
She was a founding member of the Grupo the Teatro do Telhado de Zinco Frio (with the actess Tânia Alves as artistic director) and has been part of the Canterbury Shakespeare Festival since 2017. She will be directing two plays for CSF: Macbeth in 2021 and an original play called Peter and Ignez in 2022.
She and Jo Feijó are currently developing a project based on theatre and dreams, more specifically about how dreamwork can be used as a theatrical methodology.
She is also pursing a diploma in Neuro-dramatic Play with Dr. Sue Jennings, one of the most important researches in the area of Dramatherapy and Arts-based therapy.