Flavia Nascimento


Flavia  Nascimento was immersed in Afro Brazilian culture during her upbringing in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. She has over 18 years of dance experience. Flavia received her training inAfro-Brazilian dance at TambolelêCultural Center in Belo Horizonte and FUNCEB (Fundação Cultural do Estado da Bahia/Cultural Foundation of the State of Bahia) Dance School in Salvador, Bahia. Flavia received special training during the Festivas de Arte Negra (Black Arts Festival) which memorialized the connections of sacred African dances to Afro Diaspora movements. Flavia taught dance workshops at the Encontro Internacional de Capoeira Angola (International Encounter of Capoeira Angola). For three consecutive years Flavia was invited to give dance workshops at the Oberlin College Department of Theater and Africana Studies. The Oberlin workshop culminated in a student led performance at the Djapo Cultural Arts Institution in Cleveland. 

Flavia was a a featured choreographer during Joy of Motions Studio to Stage performance Roots: African Diaspora Dance. She composed masterful choreography that honored Afro-Brazilian traditions of Orixas Dance, Samba de Roda, Samba Afro, and contemporary  Afro-Brazilian movements. Flavia instructed elementary school students in the foundations of Afro-Brasilian dance during an after-school arts program. Flavia then created a special choreography titled “ HER Story Showcase” in which the students performed for their families. Flavias dance sessions and practices affirmed the students in self confidence and self esteem. 

Flavia currently teaches, performs and conducts Afro-Brazilian dance workshops in Washington, DC and Metropolitan. Flavias is passionately committed to using her artistry to reconnect individuals with their ancestry. Flavias focus is to affirm and empower communities through dance.  

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