Our mission is to use the traditional Afro-Brazilian art of Capoeira Angola as taught through the lineage of Mestre Pastinha and Mestre Joao Pequeno to promote community enrichment throughout the Saint Louis metro area through Capoeira Angola classes, performances, workshops, and community outreach.
María T. Balogh
Poet/ short fiction writer/dancer
María T. Balogh is a bilingual, bicultural poet, fiction writer, performing Caribbean folkloric dancer, occasional doodler/painter, and educator. She has a book of poetry in Spanish by Ediciones Torremozas, a Spanish publisher, and a collection of poetry and fiction in English by Cool Way Press. Her fiction and poetry have been published in several different journals from the USA and South America. She has been all over and done just about everything, including building rural aqueducts while in the Peace Corps. She now teaches Spanish, specializing in Latin American literature and culture, and creative writing at the University of Missouri St Louis.
Our mission is to promote a greater appreciation of Mexico's traditions and culture through folkloric dances. We do this by participating in festivals, corporate events, school programs, and offering dance classes.