Mariana Pinho/Gandaia Arts

 Mariana is a dance teacher, choreographer and costume designer. She is a producer of cultural interchange between Brazil and the UK and has performed around the world.

She returns to Brazil each year to keep current on the latest dance steps and is also dedicated to preserving and carrying on the old traditional rhythms such as Maracatu and Coco from Pernambuco, samba reggae and ijexa from bahia.

These dances are rich, lively, friendly and the music always intense. These samba dance classes are well in demand at drum camp so we hope you’ll enjoy them once more this year.

Here's a video of Mariana leading the Samba procession at Drum Camp 2015

Year Contributions
2018 Brazilian Dance Workshops
2017 Brazilian Dance Workshops
2016 Brazilian Dance Workshops

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