Monique Pereira

Monique Pereira

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Brazilian dancer, from Rio de Janeiro, who dedicated the last 7 years to the popular dance in Brazil. At the Rio Maracatu Dance Cia. learned rhythms like maracatu, jongo, ciranda, coco, afoxé, frevo and cavalo marinho. Developed an academic research in 2011 at the Federal University from Rio of Janeiro (UFRJ) about jongo, the afro rhythm from brazilian southeast. In 2013 did the carnival experience with the traditional Maracatu Nation Estrela Brilhante of Recife, in parade through the streets of the historic city in northeast. For 5 years figured as the most important ballerina in Rio Maracatu parades, leading the other dancers in choreographed steps. Today is teacher at the Rio Maracatu Dance Cia. and in the parades represents the Dama do Leque character.