Charo Calvo studied Physic Sciences at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, she was an active member of the theater company of the university and became a dancer after an unexpected workshop given by an American dancer of Martha Graham in Madrid in 1980.
She arrived in 1987 to Brussels as a founder member of the dance company ‘Ultima Vez’ directed by Wim Vandekeybus, for their first performance ‘What the body does not remember’. Their collaboration lasted four years, international touring and she danced in four new performances and the video dance ‘Roseland’.
Giving away dancing in 1992, she started her studies on Electroacustic Composition at Conservatoire de Mons, being diplomated with distinction in 1999. She followed number of workshops in electronic music in Paris and Antwerpen.
Since then she has collaborated as composer and sound designer with many Belgium and international dance and theatre companies, as Ultima Vez, Les Ballets Cde la B, Jan Fabre Troubleyn, De Roovers, Haugen Productions in Norway, Lotte van den Berg in Holland, Iztok Kovac in Slovenia, etc.
Her work for film soundtrack and sound design started in 1997 with the 16mm film directed by Jan Fabre and Wim Vandekeybus,” Body, body in the wall”. She is very active in the Belgium film medium, one of her last works being Antwerp Central (29th FIFA, Montréal Winner Grand Prix), directed by Peter Kruger and Monkey Sandwich from W. Vandekeybus presented at Venice Festival 2011.
She is now Professor Assistant in Composition for the Media at Mons Conservatory for students on the last two years Master Sound Design. Guest Professor at Rits Hogeschool on Sound Creation from 2001, for last year students on Sound, Editing Image, and Documentary directors. She is also responsable for the coaching on Sound Design for DocNomads Joint Master Degree Documentary Film Directing, (Erasmus Mundus ).
Her radio work has been selected on several festivals and contests as Prix Europa, Palma Ars Acustica EBU, Phonurgia Nova, Hear Say Audio Price, Grand Prix Nova, etc. Her piece ‘Phonobiographie #1’ won the Palma Ars Acustica EBU 2014 and her last work ‘Qualia’ has again being selected on the shortlist Palma Ars Acustica 2017 and Grand Prix Nova 2017.