Wendy Buonaventura

Wendy Buonaventura

Wendy is a writer, dancer and choreographer.

A 30 minute tv documentary about her, Making Mimi, can be found on this website and on Youtube, along with extracts from her theatre work. Wendy is known internationally for her innovative and beautiful stage shows combining text and dance.

Wendy’s books and theatre work largely explore cultural myths about the history and contemporary lives of women, with a focus on the arts.

In 2008 she created Sirocco, an annual weekend festival in the U.K. which ran until 2013. Sirocco celebrated the meeting of East and West via the inspiration of dance and music.

She has written and presented programmes for BBC Radio and continues to teach, lecture and perform internationally. She is based in the UK and on the island of Mallorca.


Wendy’s  latest non-fiction book Dark Venus: Maud Allan and the Myth of the Femme Fatale is published by Amberley Books in August 2018.