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Mestre Alegria


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Get to Know Mestre

Leandro Silva (Mestre Alegria) was born in Bahia, Brazil. He began his Capoeira training at the age of nine years old with Mestre Jelon Vieira and has demonstrated and taught capoeira throughout Brazil, the United States, and Europe.

An accomplished, professionally trained dancer of various styles (Capoeira, Afro-Brazilian, modern, ballet, contemporary), Mr. Silva has toured the world for several years as a member of the highly acclaimed DanceBrazil dance company. Also Alegria has been part of several other international companies.

Mr. Silva has worked as director and choreographer of National Black Arts Festival (Atlanta, GA), choreographer assistant of So You Think You Can Dance (Canada), and Artistic Director and Choreographer of Silva Dance Company.

For the past several years, Mr. Silva has been developing his own style of dance, where he mixes Capoeira with modern and contemporary dance.