MeliSamba was founded by Melissa Corpus in 2016. She is a professional Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer in Austin, Texas. Since 2010, she has been teaching samba no pe focusing on footwork, technique and the joy of the Brazilian spirit. Melissa has worked with Austin Samba, the largest samba school in the United States, as a choreographer, director and principal dancer. She has traveled to Brazil and throughout the United States to study with Patrick Carvalho, Ana Laidley, Rosangela Silvestre and Pedro Rosa. In 2014, she paraded in Rio de Janeiro with the legendary samba school, Mangueria.
MeliSamba dancers are some of the best in Texas and have a diverse dance background that include Salsa, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tango and more! From intimate parties to large festivals, MeliSamba is ready to bring the joy of Samba to your event!