Inês Almeida was born in Porto, Portugal, on February 1981. In 1998, she moved to Lisbon to pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer by auditioning at the National Conservatory Dance School, from where she graduated in 2001. In 2002, she moved to Brussels, Belgium, where she worked as an independent artist, actively participating in various dance performances and creations presented in Brussels, Amsterdam, Bilbao, etc. In 2007, Inês returned to her roots and in 2008 started undergraduate studies in the Institute of Accounting and Administration of Porto, earning a degree in Administrative Assistance and Translation, in 2011. In 2016, Inês graduated from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, with the thesis entitled 'An Inquiry into the Relationship between Creativity, Intelligence, Expertise, Motivation, and Spirituality', receiving a master's degree in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship. Since 2009, she has been working at CISTER giving support to the Management Board.