Canada's leading authentic
Brazilian dance and entertainment company

For over 10 years, Dance Migration has been providing Brazilian entertainment to large international audiences, as well as private and corporate clients throughout Canada, the United States, South America and Europe. We are dedicated to providing authentic Brazilian Samba shows to bring the true spirit of Samba and Brazil to life, at your next event.


A Spark of Brazil

 
 

Since its inception in 2007, Dance Migration began as an idea to share the inspiration that Brazil gave to Artistic Director Adrianna Yanuziello. Having left Canada to continue her studies and exploration in her dance field she was captivated by the spirit and energy of the Brazilian culture.

Dance Migration formed by gathering together fellow dance friends in Toronto to share a little bit of Adrianna’s discovery.

The company today has blossomed having produced full-length dance works in some of Toronto’s most prestigious theatres. Recent shows include GAIA, Terra Brasil and Os Elementos at Fleck Dance Theatre.

The company also performs at the corporate level being featured in Toronto’s top festivals such as Salsa on St Clair, Luminato, Guelph Jazz Festival, Afro Fest, Brazil Fest, and Harbourfront Center’s Hot and Spicy Festival. Dance Migration has gained international recognition, having performed throughout the Netherlands, Brazil, Ecuador, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Belgium, Canada and the USA.

Dance Migration also offers some of the best training in Brazilian dance in Canada. Adrianna Yanuziello has been returning to Brazil to deepen her research into Afro Brazilian traditions but also to continue to enrich her craft in Brazilian Samba and Orixa dance Movement. She currently has been travelling to and from Brazil for over 13 years.

 
 

Faculty

 
Adrianna Yanuziello    DANCER/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER   Adrianna Yanuziello, founder and artistic director of Dance Migration, teaches, choreographs, and promotes Brazilian culture in Toronto and abroad. Her influences include Rosangela Silvestre, Bale Folclorico Da Bahia, Olodum (Salvador, Bahia). Her training began at a very young age in classical dance, to jazz, tap, hip hop and musical theatre. In 2006 Adrianna began travelling to Brazil to train with only the best in Brazilian dance. Some of her master teachers include Rosangela Silvestre, Vera Passos, Mestre King, Nem Brito, Ze Ricardo, CArlinhos do Salgueiro, Patrick Carvalho, and more. Adrianna has taught workshops throughout Canada, as well as in Brazil, Ecuador, Israel, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the USA. She has produced, choreographed, and performed full-length theatre shows and major corporate events. In November 2014 Adrianna presented her 90 minute production Terra Brasil in 26 cities in the Netherlands. She also choreographed for the upcoming feature film The Dance Migration: Documentary Dance Film, which was filmed in Salvador, Brazil.

Adrianna Yanuziello

DANCER/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER

Adrianna Yanuziello, founder and artistic director of Dance Migration, teaches, choreographs, and promotes Brazilian culture in Toronto and abroad. Her influences include Rosangela Silvestre, Bale Folclorico Da Bahia, Olodum (Salvador, Bahia). Her training began at a very young age in classical dance, to jazz, tap, hip hop and musical theatre. In 2006 Adrianna began travelling to Brazil to train with only the best in Brazilian dance. Some of her master teachers include Rosangela Silvestre, Vera Passos, Mestre King, Nem Brito, Ze Ricardo, CArlinhos do Salgueiro, Patrick Carvalho, and more. Adrianna has taught workshops throughout Canada, as well as in Brazil, Ecuador, Israel, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the USA. She has produced, choreographed, and performed full-length theatre shows and major corporate events. In November 2014 Adrianna presented her 90 minute production Terra Brasil in 26 cities in the Netherlands. She also choreographed for the upcoming feature film The Dance Migration: Documentary Dance Film, which was filmed in Salvador, Brazil.

 
Patricia Estay    DANCER/INSTRUCTOR   Patricia began dancing at age 4, and has trained extensively in ballet, jazz and modern dance. She has also studied with Chile’s national folkloric ballet, BAFONA. In 2012 Patricia graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto with a BFA in Dance. While at Ryerson, Patricia was introduced to Brazilian samba, and began dancing with Dance Migration. Patricia toured the Netherlands in Dance Migrations Terra Brasil. Just recently she performed works by Rosangela Silvestre and Irineu Nogueira this past spring 2015. Patricia also competes as a ballroom dancer in American Rhythm, representing Canada with her partner.

Patricia Estay

DANCER/INSTRUCTOR

Patricia began dancing at age 4, and has trained extensively in ballet, jazz and modern dance. She has also studied with Chile’s national folkloric ballet, BAFONA. In 2012 Patricia graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto with a BFA in Dance. While at Ryerson, Patricia was introduced to Brazilian samba, and began dancing with Dance Migration. Patricia toured the Netherlands in Dance Migrations Terra Brasil. Just recently she performed works by Rosangela Silvestre and Irineu Nogueira this past spring 2015. Patricia also competes as a ballroom dancer in American Rhythm, representing Canada with her partner.

Miranda Liverpool    DANCER/INSTRUCTOR   Miranda earned her degree in Dance at Ryerson University, after which she began training in Afro-Brazilian, Samba, Latin Cabaret, West African and Afro-Cuban dance.. A well-experienced dancer in Toronto, Miranda has worked with both established and new choreographers, including Jasmyn Fyffe, Roshanak Jaberi, Esie Mensah, Kevin A. Ormsby, Lua Shayenne, and Adrianna Yanuziello. She performs locally, nationally, and internationally at events such as DanseEncore Festival in Trois-Rivières (2012, 2013), Folklorama in Winnipeg (2011, 2012, 2014), Pies por Sudamerica festival in Tulcan, Ecuador (2012), and Dance Migration’s Terra Brazil tour in Holland (2014). Miranda currently dances with Dance Migration, Lua Shayenne and Co., the Afro-Latino Dance Company, and The Wind In The Leaves Collective, and does free-lance dance and vocal work throughout Toronto. She recently performed in Cyclonicty & Femenino this past spring.

Miranda Liverpool

DANCER/INSTRUCTOR

Miranda earned her degree in Dance at Ryerson University, after which she began training in Afro-Brazilian, Samba, Latin Cabaret, West African and Afro-Cuban dance.. A well-experienced dancer in Toronto, Miranda has worked with both established and new choreographers, including Jasmyn Fyffe, Roshanak Jaberi, Esie Mensah, Kevin A. Ormsby, Lua Shayenne, and Adrianna Yanuziello. She performs locally, nationally, and internationally at events such as DanseEncore Festival in Trois-Rivières (2012, 2013), Folklorama in Winnipeg (2011, 2012, 2014), Pies por Sudamerica festival in Tulcan, Ecuador (2012), and Dance Migration’s Terra Brazil tour in Holland (2014). Miranda currently dances with Dance Migration, Lua Shayenne and Co., the Afro-Latino Dance Company, and The Wind In The Leaves Collective, and does free-lance dance and vocal work throughout Toronto. She recently performed in Cyclonicty & Femenino this past spring.

 
Raphaëlle Charron    DANCER/INSTRUCTOR   Raphaëlle Charron is a dancer from Montreal in Canada. Recently moved to Toronto to be a part of the Dance Migration company as a dancer and teacher. Over the past few years she has been travelling a lot to Brazil to deepen her understanding and nourish her love of Brazilian culture in general and study dances like Samba no pé in Rio de Janeiro. Also, Afro-Brazilian, Danças dos Orixas and Dancas de matrizes Africans at Funceb Fundacao Cultural do estado da Bahia in Salvador. She was a part of Montreal’s best samba school LevantaPoeira. As a teacher and dancer for many years. The school has produced shows like Deixe-me dançar and I love quebrada which Raphaelle has been a part of as a choreographer and dancer. Over the past years she has also studied many styles but mostly Salsa in Trinidad Cuba, Traditional African dance with Estelle Lavoie, Afrobeat with Uplift Canada, A’motion and Urban Element Zone. She has also taught Fusion dance classes at Studio Accento and taught many workshops of Samba, Funk, Afro-Brazilian in collaboration with other teachers. She is now performing and teaching regularly in Toronto.

Raphaëlle Charron

DANCER/INSTRUCTOR

Raphaëlle Charron is a dancer from Montreal in Canada. Recently moved to Toronto to be a part of the Dance Migration company as a dancer and teacher. Over the past few years she has been travelling a lot to Brazil to deepen her understanding and nourish her love of Brazilian culture in general and study dances like Samba no pé in Rio de Janeiro. Also, Afro-Brazilian, Danças dos Orixas and Dancas de matrizes Africans at Funceb Fundacao Cultural do estado da Bahia in Salvador. She was a part of Montreal’s best samba school LevantaPoeira. As a teacher and dancer for many years. The school has produced shows like Deixe-me dançar and I love quebrada which Raphaelle has been a part of as a choreographer and dancer. Over the past years she has also studied many styles but mostly Salsa in Trinidad Cuba, Traditional African dance with Estelle Lavoie, Afrobeat with Uplift Canada, A’motion and Urban Element Zone. She has also taught Fusion dance classes at Studio Accento and taught many workshops of Samba, Funk, Afro-Brazilian in collaboration with other teachers. She is now performing and teaching regularly in Toronto.

Marilyn Deguire    DANCER/INSTRUCTOR   Marilyn began her dance training at the age of 6, having studied Jazz, Ballroom, Belly Dance and other world dance styles. In 2003, Marilyn relocated to the south of Bahia, in Brazil, where she trained and performed Afro-Brazilian Dance with the Axé Odara Dance Company. This was the beginning of her journey and discovery of Brazilian culture. After returning to Canada, Marilyn started performing Samba and brazilian dances with Animations Doumica and Chicaboom Entertainment companies in Montreal. During this period, Marilyn would travel back and forth annually to Brazil, in order to continue her studies. For the past five years, she has studied in Salvador, Bahia, under the direction of Rosangela Silvestre, Tatiana Campelo, Vania Oliveira, Zé Ricardo, Maestre King and has also trained with top masters in Samba no pé in Rio de Janeiro such as Carlinhos do Salgueiro, Joao Carlos Ramos, Patrick Carvalho and Danubia Firmo. Currently, Marilyn resides in Toronto, where she is a company member of the Dance Migration.

Marilyn Deguire

DANCER/INSTRUCTOR

Marilyn began her dance training at the age of 6, having studied Jazz, Ballroom, Belly Dance and other world dance styles. In 2003, Marilyn relocated to the south of Bahia, in Brazil, where she trained and performed Afro-Brazilian Dance with the Axé Odara Dance Company. This was the beginning of her journey and discovery of Brazilian culture. After returning to Canada, Marilyn started performing Samba and brazilian dances with Animations Doumica and Chicaboom Entertainment companies in Montreal. During this period, Marilyn would travel back and forth annually to Brazil, in order to continue her studies. For the past five years, she has studied in Salvador, Bahia, under the direction of Rosangela Silvestre, Tatiana Campelo, Vania Oliveira, Zé Ricardo, Maestre King and has also trained with top masters in Samba no pé in Rio de Janeiro such as Carlinhos do Salgueiro, Joao Carlos Ramos, Patrick Carvalho and Danubia Firmo. Currently, Marilyn resides in Toronto, where she is a company member of the Dance Migration.

 
Kaitlin Torrance    DANCER/INSTRUCTOR   Kaitlin is a Toronto based dancer, singer and actor. Since graduating from Ryerson’s BFA dance program, she has expanded her artistic practice with Sidra Bell, Daniele Desnoyers, Helene Blackburn, Adam Barruch, and Kathleen Hermesdorff. In Toronto she has performed with Karen Kaeja (Stable Dances 2008), Lacey Smith (Flux 2010), and Siona Jackson (Time 2011). She danced for Typecast Dance Company in Laserblade (2009), Synthetica (2010), and Missed Connections (2011). She has been touring across Canada and Europe since 2012 with Corpus Dance Projects. Kaitlin first performed with Dance Migration at Luminato in 2008, and has since performed in Terra Brasil (2009), Os Elementos (2011), and Faces of Samba (2013), as well as touring Ecuador and the United States. She continues to deepen her practice in Brazilian dance by training in Salvador, Brazil.

Kaitlin Torrance

DANCER/INSTRUCTOR

Kaitlin is a Toronto based dancer, singer and actor. Since graduating from Ryerson’s BFA dance program, she has expanded her artistic practice with Sidra Bell, Daniele Desnoyers, Helene Blackburn, Adam Barruch, and Kathleen Hermesdorff. In Toronto she has performed with Karen Kaeja (Stable Dances 2008), Lacey Smith (Flux 2010), and Siona Jackson (Time 2011). She danced for Typecast Dance Company in Laserblade (2009), Synthetica (2010), and Missed Connections (2011). She has been touring across Canada and Europe since 2012 with Corpus Dance Projects. Kaitlin first performed with Dance Migration at Luminato in 2008, and has since performed in Terra Brasil (2009), Os Elementos (2011), and Faces of Samba (2013), as well as touring Ecuador and the United States. She continues to deepen her practice in Brazilian dance by training in Salvador, Brazil.

 

 

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