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.
Dance for Seniors
Corinna Trabucco is an AmSAT* certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. She has an MA in Theatre Education and was an Assistant Professor and Director of the Dance Department of Emerson College from 1976-1981. From 2011-2014 Corinna taught Alexander Technique to students in the College of Fine Arts at BU and the Computer Science Department at Stonehill College, Easton, MA. She has taught Alexander Technique throughout New England since 1991, has a private practice in Gloucester, Burlington and Manchester, MA, and has assisted the training of teachers at the Dimon Institute for the Alexander Technique.
Corinna continues to hone her skills as an Alexander Technique Teacher and has completed three years of training with Betsy Polatin based on her teaching actors at BU and her book The Actor’s Secret: Techniques for Transforming Habitual Patterns and Improving Performance. The Actor’s Secret Training focuses on using refined training in the Alexander Technique with the Breathing Coordination Techniques of Carl Stough, and Peter Levine’s work in Somatic Experiencing (SE).
A long-time tapper, jazz dancer, and Authentic Movement practitioner, Corinna is excited to bring her dance and Alexander Technique expertise together for Dance for Seniors at MAGMA.
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.
A native of Ohio, Betsy Miller is a dance artist, educator, and facilitator currently based on the north shore of Boston. Her choreography, described as “haunting, spunky and full of imagination,” (New York State Council on the Arts) has been presented in New York, Ohio, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Texas, and she has received support from The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEST grant and New England Dance Fund), The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Somerville Arts Council, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture & Tourism, and The Ohio State University.
She has performed with Lostwax Multimedia Dance and Fusionworks, and has recently appeared in works by Kathleen Hermesdorf, Heidi Henderson, Terry Creach, Pascal Rioult, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Rachel Boggia, and Deb Meunier, and in collaborations with Matthew Cumbie and Shawn Hove.
Betsy is a 2016 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellow, and recently became an Assistant Professor of Dance at Salem State University. She has been on faculty at Providence College, Connecticut College, Dean College, and AS220, and regularly teaches and performs as a guest artist throughout New England and beyond. Betsy holds an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and a BA in Dance from Connecticut College.
Nome Graham is a certified Kripalu Yoga Dance for Special Populations instructor and Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. Nome has used this Kripalu Yoga Dance for such diverse groups and aims, such as group cohesion for incarcerated groups, youth groups, or business settings; rite of passage occasions, such as marriage, coming of age, change of career, or life changing travel; and in schools for energy monitoring and social skill building.
Nome Graham also holds certification for KYD for Special Populations which supports groups with specific needs as they explore the joy and empowerment of movement. Populations that have been served and increased their mobility, balance, and sense of play: for example senior groups, both at senior centers and assisted living homes, cancer and surgery patients in various stages of recovery, and individuals using wheelchairs, or who are mostly chair bound.
Laura Tanguay is a Gloucester native who graduated from Endicott College in 2012 with a BFA conc. in Creative Art Therapy. She is a certified Zumba instructor and a group fitness instructor. She has been teaching fitness and movement classes for the past four years. Laura has taught art, dance, and fitness to many different demographics including special needs adults, children (ranging in age from two years old to eighteen years old), adults, and at risk youth. She opened Phia Women’s Center in Gloucester in 2017.