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Open Capoeira & Floor FusionGuest Teacher!
Saturdays June 24th, 2017 - September 9th, 2017
A yoga mat for this class is recommended!
Leandro Silva (Alegria) was born in Bahia, Brazil. He began his Capoeira training at the age of ten years old with Mestre Jelon Vieira and has demonstrated and taught capoeira throughout Brazil, the United States and Europe.
An accomplished, professionally trained dancer of various styles (Capoeira, Afro Brazilian, Modern, Ballet, Contemporary), Mr. Silva has toured the world for several years as a member of the highly acclaimed DanceBrazil dance company. Also Alegria has been part of several other international companies such as Brazarte Dance Company (Miami-FL), Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (Denver-CO), Orquestra Popular da Bahia (Brazil), and Ballethnic Dance Company (Atlanta- GA). He has also performed in important Dance events like, Capezio 125 years, Broadway & Beyond ( 2012- 2014).
For the past several years, Mr. Silva has been developing his own style of dance, where he mixes Capoeira with modern dance and Contemporary Dance. He has also participated as director and choreographer of National Black Arts Festival (Atl-GA), choreographer assistant of So You Think You Can Dance (Canada) and performed in the Houston Brazilian Festival (Hou-TX). Mr. Silva has been an artist in residence for Philadanco Dance Company.
Mr. Silva is also a Artistic Director and Choreographer of Silva Dance Company.
Floor Fusion is a technique based in modern dance techniques and Capoeira movement. Creating fluid acrobatic floor work that will build confidence, strength and fluidity.