Performing @ Ford Theatre with Viver Brasil Dance Company, 2017. Photo by Gia Trovela.

Performing @ Ford Theatre with Viver Brasil Dance Company, 2017. Photo by Gia Trovela.

Performing at Ford Theatre during Brasil 70 Celebration, 2017. With Peter Lownds. Photo Gia Trovela.

Performing at Ford Theatre during Brasil 70 Celebration, 2017. With Peter Lownds. Photo Gia Trovela.

The 7th Brazilian Heart Celebration @ Kelman Theater. Katia Moraes, Thalma de Freitas, Mariana Leite, Ana Gazzola, Nana Nuki, Marcele Berger, Natalia Spadini and Sonia Santos.

The 7th Brazilian Heart Celebration @ Kelman Theater. Katia Moraes, Thalma de Freitas, Mariana Leite, Ana Gazzola, Nana Nuki, Marcele Berger, Natalia Spadini and Sonia Santos.

With Ted Falcon at The 7th Brazilian Heart Celebration paying homage to Jacob do Bandolim.

With Ted Falcon at The 7th Brazilian Heart Celebration paying homage to Jacob do Bandolim.

With Thalma de Freitas during The 7th Brazilian Heart Celebration.

With Thalma de Freitas during The 7th Brazilian Heart Celebration.

Performing @ Art Trek with Brazilian Hearts.

Performing @ Art Trek with Brazilian Hearts.

With  Felicia Onyi Richards  during our performance With Viver Brasil Dance Company at Maya Angelou High School

With Felicia Onyi Richards during our performance With Viver Brasil Dance Company at Maya Angelou High School

Cover of Thousand Oaks Acorn newspaper. Performing with Sambaguru at Gardens of The World in 2010.

Cover of Thousand Oaks Acorn newspaper. Performing with Sambaguru at Gardens of The World in 2010.

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At the 23rd Central Ave Jazz Festival. From left: Colin Walker, Fay Roberts, Clarice Cast, Ted Falcon and Ilya Portnov.

At the 23rd Central Ave Jazz Festival. From left: Colin Walker, Fay Roberts, Clarice Cast, Ted Falcon and Ilya Portnov.

Brazilian Hearts after the performance at Villa Green Historical Landmark. From left: Clarice Cast, Nando Duarte, Ana Barreiro, Katia Moraes, Fay Roberts and Ted Falcon.

Brazilian Hearts after the performance at Villa Green Historical Landmark. From left: Clarice Cast, Nando Duarte, Ana Barreiro, Katia Moraes, Fay Roberts and Ted Falcon.

Singing with Viver Brasil Dance Company at the Ford Theater.  Photo by Genna Cui during the 20th Anniversary celebration of the company.

Singing with Viver Brasil Dance Company at the Ford Theater. Photo by Genna Cui during the 20th Anniversary celebration of the company.