Dance Migration is one of Toronto’s leading contemporary Brazilian dance schools offering quality classes in Brazilian Samba no pe, Samba Reggae, Afro Samba, Orixa Movement, Maracatu, Silvestre technique, and more.

About Dance Migration

Since its inception in 2007, Dance Migration has produced full-length dance works in some of Toronto’s most prestigious theatres. Recent shows include Terra Brasil and Os Elementos at Fleck Dance Theatre; Luminato, Guelph Jazz Festival, Afro Fest, Brazil Fest, and Harbourfront Center’s Hot and Spicy Festival. Dance Migration has gained international recognition, having performed in Brazil, Ecuador, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Belgium, and in October 2014 Dance Migration toured a 90 min production through 26 different cities in the Netherlands. The diverse dance/movement forms that inspire Dance Migration are Silvestre Technique, Orixa movements, Afro-Brazilian dance, Samba, Capoeira, Contemporary dance, and Classical dance. Our dancers regularly travel to Brazil for advanced training. This past January 2015 Dance Migration & ELD films came together to film The Dance Migration Dance Documentary in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil which will be released in 2016.

Adrianna Yanuziello is the founder and artistic director of Dance Migration, a Toronto based dance company devoted to studying, choreographing, teaching, and promoting Brazilian culture in Toronto and abroad. Adrianna and the dancers of Dance Migration travel yearly to northeastern Brazil to intensively study regional dances in their native context. This ongoing training with Brazilian masters has allowed us to present authentic dance productions and share our knowledge of Brazilian culture with Canadian and international audiences. For the last 9 years we have worked in collaboration with master teacher Rosangela Silvestre, with the goal of building global awareness of contemporary Brazilian dance.

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