A native of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil has danced and taught for over 25 years, inlcuding 18 years of formal ballet training and extensive exposure to various forms of Brazilian folkloric dance. She has performed at universities, festivals, and theatres in Greece , Brazil , and all over the United States. Since moving to New York more than a decade ago, Ms. Ribeiro has held regular classes at many of the finest dance studios in New York and performed in venues ranging from Radio City Music Hall, to Yale University. She has appeared on television spots for NBC, Fox 5, and Univision. Ms. Ribeiro currently directs and choreographs for her company "Grupo Ribeiro", as well as conducting residencies in schools for children and teens.