Nando Messias has recently gained his doctorate’s degree at the Central School of Speech & Drama. The main focus of his research has been the intersections between the social and the performance elements of the sissy body, abuse and space. He is originally from Brazil, where he graduated in Dramatic Arts in 2000. Nando also holds an MA in Performance from the Central School of Speech & Drama, where he has worked as a visiting lecturer. Since moving to Britain, he has worked extensively in the East London cabaret scene. He is a founder member of the Eat Your Heart Out Collective and has been working as a performer and as a movement director for the Theo Adams Company, with whom he has performed in Tokyo, at the ICA in London and in Austria. In 2009, Nando appeared alongside Vaginal Davis in Bruce La Bruce’s theatrical production of The Bad Breast in Berlin.