Retreat faculty Quenia Ribeiro showcases her Brazilian dance DVD

At the Wula Drum and Dance Retreat, we get all the best teachers in one place for 4 days of drumming and dancing! In recent years we have expanded our scope to include Brazilian drum and dance, and we are so lucky to have one of the best Brazilian dance teachers to show you how to move. 

Quenia Ribeiro is a dancer, choreographer and dance instructor from Rio de Janeiro Brazil with over 25 years of experience in the field. Quenia has performed Samba and Afro Brazilian Dance in Greece, Brazil, and throughout the United States. She has been featured in interviews and performances broadcast on PBS, ABC, WPIX, Telemundo and Fox 5 television. As a dance instructor she has been teaching Samba and Afro Brazilian Dance in NYC since 1997. Quenia has worked extensively in the public and private school system with children and teens teaching Brazilian Dance and Creative Movement (in both NYC and Brazil).

Classes with Quenia include elements drawn from her background in Ballet as well as her 10 years of Capoeira training. Currently Quenia Ribeiro choreographs and directs her own Dance Company, “Grupo Ribeiro”. This year she celebrates a decade of teaching 5 weekly open classes at the Ailey Extension in New York City. Her reputation as an innovative leader in the instruction of Brazilian Dance has been furthered by her series of 4 instructional dvd’s that have been marketed worldwide as well as the Idancesamba instructional app available on itunes.