Capoeira Luanda San Diego - Professor Macarrao - San Diego, CA
Instructor Massape Capoeira - Martial Art - Culture - Music - Dance - Acrobatics - Art Form
Massape Capoeira Luanda Studio in San Diego California. Batizado 2011.     Professor Macarrão Supervises Instructor Massape in San Diego and has been training the martial art of Capoeira for over 20 years, and trains under Mestre Jelon of the group “Capoeira Luanda” from Salvador Bahia, Brazil.

    Professor Macarrão has taught Capoeira for nearly ten years, and is trained in contemporary, classical and traditional Brazilian dance techniques. Danilo Portugal, known in the Capoeira community as Professor Macarrão, was born and raised in Salvador- Bahia, Brazil and has recently relocated to the Bay Area to share the gifts of Brazilian culture and dance.

    Before coming here, Professor Macarrão taught at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre in New York City, traveled the world for 8 years with the performance company DanceBrazil, in which Mestre Jelon Vieira directs, and taught both youth and adults in various communities in the United States and abroad.

    He was the 2007 San Francisco King of Carnival. Since relocating to the Bay Area he has worked with various local artists including: Mestre Acordeon, Mestre Marcelo Caveirinha, Conçesão Damaceno, Isaura Oliveira, and more. He currently teaches at the YMCA and Laurel elementary School in Oakland
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