Staff

 

Mestre Chuvisco
Capoeira

Mestre Chuvisco was born and raised in Belo Horizonte in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil. He began training at 11 years old with Grao Mestre Dunga, himself a student of Mestre Bimba, creator of Capoeira Regional. Chuvisco was graduated to Mestre in 1977. He founded Associacao de Capoeira Mandingueiros dos Palmares later that year and has been teaching ever since.

The Associacao de Capoeira Mandingueiros dos Palmares is an internationally recognized capoeira organization founded by Mestre Chuvisco. It is dedicated to the preservation of capoeira and afro-brazilian culture through education. Mandingueiros dos Palmares has schools all over the United States from Florida to Virginia to Texas to Rhode Island.


 

Sarah Fader
Creative Movement

Sarah Fader has taught ballet, creative movement, and theatre classes for children most of her adult life, and on the North Shore for over 15 years.

She studied dance and theatre at Mount Holyoke College and graduated cum laude with a degree in English Literature. Sarah began her ballet training at the Hartford Conservatory and the Hartford Ballet Company and continued her studies with Edward Villella of the New York City Ballet and William Anderson of American Ballet Theatre.

In addition to ballet, Sarah has studied Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre, and African dance, as well as Afro-Cuban and Cuban-Modern with the Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, in Havana.

She choreographs for and performs with several theatre companies on the North Shore, including Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe, Sleepy Lion, and Henry Allen’s Folklore Theatre.


Lissa Geggis
Creative Movement / Ballet

Lissa has a passion for teaching dancers of all ages and believes in helping each dancer thrive in their own abilities. Lissa began her dance training at Ipswich Moving Company School of Dance. While in high school she created an independent study with Jenny Carlson to learn dance pedagogy. She continued her dance training in college under Christine Bennett-Richard and Barbara Sholes. Lissa chorographed and danced in multiple performances and was a featured performer in her senior year. She earned a B.A. in Early Education and Care with minors in Dance and Psychology from Curry College. In her senior year she received the Dance Department Award.

 



Molly Tupper
Creative Movement / Ballet

Molly Tupper is a dance maker, performer and educator. Molly’s dance training began at Hamilton-Wenham School of Dance, where she danced from ages 3-18. She holds a BA from Smith College in Dance with a minor in Education & Child Studies. Through the Five College Dance Department she had many opportunities to perform, working with choreographers including Barbie Diewald, Jennifer Nugent, Rowan Salem and Candice Salyers. Her choreographic work has been shown at Smith College, Salem Arts Festival and the School for Contemporary Dance & Thought in Northampton. Molly is the workshop director of the Windhover Summer Dance Intensive in Rockport and teaches children and teens across the North Shore.


Eric Lilienthal
bio coming soon

Ramon Alves
bio coming soon