Dancer, Choregrapher, Instructor
Quenia Ribeiro Biography
Quenia Ribeiro is a native of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil with over 20 years experience as a dance teacher and 30 years as a dancer. She has performed at universities, festivals, and theatres in Greece, Brazil, China, and all over the United States.After moving to New York she studied Capoeira for 8 years. Her vibrant and exciting classes include many different styles of Brazilian Dance in addition to Samba.
As a student Quenia underwent 18 years of formal ballet training, and the techniques of creating smooth lines and flow are an essential element in her teaching and dancing. At an early age she was exposed to the rich musical world of Rio De Janeiro. Her mother was very involved in the samba scene and regularly brought her to pagodes (samba parties), samba schools, blocos and cultural events in their neighborhood of Tijuca and all around Rio.
Since moving to New York more than a decade ago, Quenia has held regular classes at some of the finest dance studios in New York. Some of these studios include: Jose Limon Studios, Djoniba Dance and Drum Center, and Alvin Ailey.
She has conducted workshops all over the United States, Greece and Brazil.
As a performer Quenia has danced in all types of situations and venues. From Radio City Music Hall, to Disney World in Orlando, to Yale University the list continues. She has appeared on television spots
for Telemundo, Channel 5 News, Univision and Globo International.
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