Dr. Corey Cheval is an artist, author and entrepreneur working in the fields of international real estate, performing arts, events production and cultural exchange. Cheval has a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Florida (2015), directs the non-profit performing arts school Gainesville Circus Center, and is a licensed real estate agent with Open Spaces International.
With a research focus on performance and identity, Cheval taught courses at the college level in both technical and theoretical aspects of performing arts. Cheval has published her research on performance studies in peer-reviewed academic journals, and has been a guest speaker at TEDxUF, Frank Conference, Harn Museum of Art & Appleton Museum of Art.
Cheval has travelled and performed across the United States and Brazil as an acrobat, singer and dancer since the early 2000s. Cheval produces Dusty’s Ragtime Circus, an award winning live music circus show through her company Ascendance Entertainment. As director of the Gainesville Circus Center, she shares her passion for performing arts with the next generation of young artists. Cheval has also written several successful grants for the production of shows and general program support at the Gainesville Circus Center.
Cheval has provided Visa document services, tour planning, PR and travel logistics for international artists working in the U.S. She has worked with artists such as Ulisses Rocha (Brazil), Hermogenes Araujo (Brazil) and Dong Xin (China).
Cheval’s passion for travel and culture makes her an excellent ally for clients interested in buying or selling international properties. Cheval takes on the stresses of negotiations and exchange so clients can focus on their dream home or office. Cheval specializes in Brazilian culture, specifically that of Salvador Bahia and Rio de Janeiro. Cheval is also fluent in Brazilian Portuguese with conversational mastery of Spanish and French.