4113 N 7th Ave Phoenix Arizona USA
Capoeira is a martial art disguised as an improvisational dance, and was developed by African slaves on Brazilian soil roughly 500 years ago. As Arizona’s premier capoeira institution for over 13 years, Capoeira Brasil Arizona prides itself in teaching the style and discipline found in capoeira’s historic roots. Along with physical training and conditioning, we teach traditional capoeira music, instruments, and the rich history of capoeira and Brazilian culture. Widely regarded as one of the best martial arts to get you in shape, capoeira will test the limits of your body and mind no matter your experience or age. If you desire more in life and want to experience the world in a new and exciting way, we challenge you to challenge yourself!
Founder of Capoeira Brasil Arizona, Professora Borboleta has been teaching Capoeira for over 13 years in the valley. Borboleta, also known as Angelique Starks, started her physical career as a show girl for David Cassidy’s acclaimed Las Vegas production “EFX.” Shortly afterwards she discovered the art of Capoeira while living in New York and began training under the instruction of Mestre Caxias as well as under the supervision of Mestre Boneco in Los Angeles. Embracing her newfound passion, Borboleta excelled quickly over the years and her love and devotion to the art soon reached a level to where she was ready to begin teaching students of her own. Returning to the state where she was born and raised, Borboleta currently conducts Arizona’s leading Capoeira institution, Grupo Capoeira Brasil Arizona.