Our professional Show Group comprises an exceptional roster of samba drummers and dancers; singers; guitarists; players of the cavaquinho, the characteristic small Brazilian guitar; acrobatic performers of capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art-dance; horn players; and whatever other type of performer may be required.
The heart of Samba New York’s Show Group is its Bateria Muita Energia! (High Energy Drum Section). Distinct from other organizations that hire their drummers on an event-by-event basis, Samba New York! trains its players as a unit in weekly rehearsals, giving the group its signature sound and consistency.
Our head dancer is Danielle Lima, who grew up in Rio’s samba world performing with the famous Beija-Flor Samba School. Her diverse experience and singular choreographic talent offer our team of handpicked dancers an original style that unites traditional samba steps and costumes from Rio with the classy sophistication of NYC.
Tying it all together is the artistic vision of Director, Philip Galinsky, whose unyielding commitment to quality and professionalism has made Samba New York! the “most famous and active ‘school of samba’ in New York City”!
Please contact us to discuss performance options.