Please join Capoeira Luanda SATURDAY APRIL 14th for a workshop led by Professor Alegria of Capoeira Luanda Mestre Jelon from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Class cost $15.00
Leandro Santos da Silva (Alegria) was born in Salvador, Bahia, in Brazil and began his capoeira training with Mestre Jelon Vieira in 1995. Since then, Alegria has attained the level of professor (2009) and has demonstrated and taught capoeira throughout Brazil, the United States and Europe.
An accomplished, professionally trained dancer of various styles, Alegria has toured the world for several years as a member of the highly acclaimed Dance Brazil 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).
For the past several years, Leandro 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).
Visit Professor Alegria website at http://www.cadny.org/classes.html