36-13 36TH AVE ASTORIA New York USA
Joy San Agustin a.k.a “Coruja” began her Capoeira training with Grupo Capoeira Brasil. Though her home is New York City, Joy has spent significant time training in Brazil in places such as São Paulo, Aracaju, Salvador, and Rio de Janeiro. A talented martial artist, Joy has been a featured performer for Nike and Sony. Joy has also performed for non-profit organizations such as the Capoeira Foundation, Roots of Brazil, and Dance Connecticut in Hartford. In addition, Joy has been featured in numerous TV programs including “EGG” on PBS Channel 13, MNN (The Manhattan Neighborhood Network) and “A Capoeiragem na Bahia” on the Brazilian Network TVE. In addition to entertainment and media venues, Joy is often invited to bring her Capoeira talents to educational and cultural centers. Joy recently performed Capoeira at Middlebury College in Vermont, Penn Sate University and at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
For five years, Joy has been a guest teacher at The Happen’n , an Annual Womyn’s World and Drum percussion workshop in the Catskill Mountains. An active member of the Capoeira community, Joy travels a great deal both in the US and abroad to play and to teach Capoeira. Some of the places she regularly travels to for Capoeira events in the US include Gainesville, Boston, Connecticut, Newark, St. Louis, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Berkley, San Diego and Houston. In Europe, Joy has been invited to play and teach in Paris, Nice, Marseilles, Brussels, the Canary Islands and Madrid. Joy completed her M.S. in Physical Education at Queens College.
Currently, Joy instructs all levels of Capoeira in Manhattan, and teaches Capoeira classes for the Brooklyn Technical H.S. and the New York City Board of Education. Joy also teaches children’s classes, which she finds extremely rewarding. Her children’s classes at this time include a youth program for Amplify.