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Nandara Nerys

Funk, Roots & Samba Instructor

Nandara Nerys

Nandara Nerys Vieira is a child of dance, born and raised in the favelas of Sao Paulo, Brazil of Afro Brazilian and Indigenous heritage. She is a classically trained dancer and mesmerising performing artist with the soul and unmistakeable spark of her culture running through her blood and her performances.
 
She began dancing at the age of 5 studying Ballet and also Bellydance for 8 years as well as Jazz, Contemporary and Lyrical. For three consecutive years she trained with the Cuban National Ballet in their intensive Cuban Ballet courses. She performed as a professional dancer in Brazil for over six years and also as an actress in theatrical plays. In addition to professional performances in Brazil, Nandara worked with dance as therapy for healing and mental health.
  
Since moving to Australia in 2017, Nandara has established herself as a dynamic and versatile dance artist. Since 2019 she has been a principal performer for the Rio Projekt performance company and invaluable and beloved instructor at Escola de Samba Sydney teaching Afro Brazilian, Funk and Samba. Nandara has a burning passion for representing her culture with integrity and she delivers this level of authenticity and heart in all her performance and teaching work.

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