Pedro Machado

Photograph by Hannah Dye
Photographer: Hannah Dye

Artistic Co-Director

Pedro was born in France, brought up in Brazil and educated in England. After completing a BA (Hons.) in Dance Studies at the Laban Centre Pedro joined Candoco where he remained for nine years performing and teaching. He has directed two short films for the company as part of the educational project ‘Spaces Between’ at the Southbank Centre. In April 2007 he was appointed, together with Stine Nilsen, to take over from founding Artistic Director Celeste Dandeker.
 Besides Candoco, Pedro has worked for Rosemary Butcher, Melanie Clarke, Physical Recall and Carol Brown. Pedro has participated in research projects with Fin Walker, he also took part in the Siobhan Davies Dance Company’s Bank Project and in the Dance edition of the Performing Arts Lab, directed by Emilyn Claid. 
In 2006, in collaboration with Nik Haffner, Pedro created Fools and Kings with the Greenwich Dance Agency. This short film was previewed at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, GDA and at festivals in Lisbon, Portugal and Turin, Italy.