She is one of very few female black belt Capoeiristas in the world. she has dedicated 31 years of her life to Capoeira, and with the support of Group Capoeira Brasil, she was able to achieve her goals of traveling and starting a career outside of her small town, Juazeiro-Bahia, Brazil. In 1994, she moved to Rio de Janeiro where she began teaching and training to improve my techniques.
Mestra Jo has traveled the world with the objective of promoting the art and culture of Capoeira and supporting other female Capoeiristas. she also has a wide portfolio of live shows and television appearances.
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