DonnaMation, a wizard at blending dance styles from around the world, has been performing, choreographing, and teaching dances from Latin America and the African diaspora for over ten years. The word “firecracker “ comes to mind when describing the amount of energy that comes through this little being when she’s dancing. Donna is well versed in a plethora of styles including street dances such as popping, rumba, house, and Brazilian samba, as well as sacred dances from both Cuba, Brazil and West Africa. Donna is considered one of the best samba dancers in the USA and a highly respected educator. She has been and/or is currently the artistic director and choreographers for many theaters and groups including Axé Didé, the Lions of Batucada, New Lineage, and West Coast Avengers. Donna is also a dancer and musician for a very musically-inclined, Portland-famed, 10-piece Afro-Beat band, Jujuba. Owner of the vibrant Portland studio, Center Space, Donna teaches many of her classes there when she isn’t sharing her sparkling talents with audiences and students all around the planet.
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