(Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, 1981) Performing artist, researcher and educator. Deise de Brito is an artist of dance and theater, passionate about hips. She is an educator and author of a Performing Arts textbook. She holds a degree in Theater from Universidade Federal da Bahia, specializing in Dancing Arts from the Escola de Dança da Fundação Cultural do Estado da Bahia. Deise de Brito is a Master of Arts from the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo (USP) and a Doctor of Arts from the Instituto de Artes of the “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” State University (UNESP). She develops ‘love-research’ embracing black artists from conversations between the body, ancestry, memory, and archives. She is the mind behind the ‘Arquivos de Okan’ website.