1016 N Dearborn St Chicago Illinois USA
Mestre Marisa Cordeiro is the founder and leader of Gingarte Capoeira Chicago. Born in Curvelo, Brazil, Marisa trained at the prestigious Cordão de Ouro Capoeira Academy in São Paulo with top instructors such as Mestre Suassuna, Mestre Canguru, and Mestre Urubu Malandro. She first came to the United States in 1989 as a performer with the renowned international group Oba Oba. After performing throughout the United States and Latin America for years, she returned to Chicago and established Gingarte Capoeira in 1991. She is one of the highest-ranking female capoeiristas in the United States and she is a shining symbol of the Brazilian community in Chicago.