2102 Colorado Blvd Los Angeles California USA
Jessica Carla de Lima-Moran AKA “Pavão,” has been a capoeirista for 21 years, training and teaching under world-renowned Capoeira master, Mestre Boneco of Capoeira Brasil Los Angeles (CBLA). She is managing director and lead teacher at the CBLA Headquarters in Mid-City Los Angeles and runs a large Capoeira program for youth and adults in Northeast Los Angeles at Artistic Athletics Gym.
In addition to her two Capoeira school locations, Pavão also works throughout Los Angeles teaching and speaking about Capoeira at schools, cultural festivals, corporate events, and community programs. These special events and residencies serve hundreds of youth and families throughout the year.
Each year Pavão produces the CBLA International Capoeira Festival which is one of the largest events of its kind in the United States, attracting a huge number of local, national and international participants.
When she is not working with Capoeira locally, Pavão travels extensively teaching and training throughout the world. She has participated in and taught at countless seminars, conferences, and Capoeira graduation ceremonies. She enjoys writing about Capoeira, and lectures on the history, origins, and development of the art.
Beyond Capoeira, Pavão has also worked with the nationally recognized Summer Night Lights program, a project of the Gang Reduction Youth Development Office (GRYD) of Los Angeles. She has also worked in marketing, special event planning, and produced two short films.
As a result of her work with Capoeira and youth in the community she has become a fierce advocate for at-risk youth and enjoys mentoring.
Formanda Pavão has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California at Berkeley. She received her title of ‘Formanda’ and was awarded her brown cord under Mestre Boneco in September 2017.