Augusto Soledade, a native of Bahia, Brazil, is a performer,choreographer and assistant professor in dance at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla. He is founder, artistic director and resident choreographer for Augusto Soledade Brazzdance, or Brazz Dance Theater, in Miami. In the fall of 2012, Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs for the fourth time awarded Soledade the Miami-Dade Choreographer's Fellowship. He also received the 2012 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. He received his M.F.A in dance from SUNY Brockport in 1998.