Carla Magalhães is an actress and director, Master in Artistic Education and doctoral student in Cultural Studies at the University of Minho and has developed her professional activity between representation and teaching.
Since 2008 she teaches at the School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo. As an actress and director, she began her professional career in 1997 at the Évora Drama Center (CENDREV), as well as the Teatro das Beiras, Teatro do Noroeste (currently the Viana Drama Center) and the Marionetas, Actores & Objetos group. At the moment she is the president of the direction and artistic director of Krisálida? Professional Theater Group based in Caminha (since 2014).

Her areas of interest are Arts Education – The educational value of artistic expressions in the development of the human being; Art Studies – Interest in themes related to the cultural creation, promotion and dissemination. The puppet theater in particular; Cultural Studies – The integration and understanding of modern and contemporary Portuguese cultural and aesthetic movements (specifically with regard to the theater).