Dept. of Performing and Visual Arts
- M.F.A. State University of New York College
- B.A. Federal University of Bahia
Augusto Soledade, M.F.A., a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow, is a full-time Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University where he teaches both theory and studio based classes. His academic and artistic work concentrates around Afro-Fusion and African Diasporic Dance. His article "Afro-Fusion: A Perspective from the African Diaspora" is published in the Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture, ABC-Clio, edited by Carol Boyce Davies, 2008. Soledade is the Founder Artistic Director and resident choreographer for Augusto Soledade Brazzdance in Miami.
In the fall of 2016 and 2014, Soledade was awarded for the sixth time the Miami-Dade Choreographer's Fellowship from the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs. In 2012, Soledade was awarded the prestigious Knight Arts Challenge Grant in support of the Miami Dance Mecca Project, an initiative implemented by Augusto Soledade Brazzdance to boost Miami's reputation as an emerging center for contemporary dance. Also in 2012, he was awarded for the second consecutive time the 2012 Individual Artist Fellowship from the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
In 2011, Soledade was nominated for the Zelda Fichandler Fellowship, and received the Creation Fund Grant and the Forth Fund from the National Performance Network (NPN). In 2010, Mr. Soledade was awarded for the third time the Dance Miami Choreographer's Fellowship; he received this important Fellowship the second time in September of 2008. Also in 2008, he was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography.
Soledade has been awarded the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, the Artist Access Grant, the Artist Enhancement Grant and the International Cultural Exchange Grant from the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. In 2005 he received the Miami Dade Choreographer's Fellowship for the first time, the Creative Capital Workshop Grant and the Community Grant from Miami Dade Cultural Affairs. He has also been awarded multiple grant funds from the Northampton Arts Council and Smith College to develop choreographic as well as research projects.
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