Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

A pioneer of Afro-Brazilian dance, Marlene Silva speaks of her trajectory of talent, struggle and resistance; will be honored in spectacular spotlighting black artists


Note from BW of Brazil: Have you ever had one of those moments in which you know the work of some important artist but you don’t know that you know … Continue reading

June 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

Mercedes Batista: First black woman featured as dancer in Municipal Theater in Rio; introduced African elements into modern Brazilian dance


Mercedes Ignácia da Silva Krieger, Mercedes Batista, was born in 1921, in the city of Campos dos Goytacazes, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, into a humble family that … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fashion model/dancer Alexia Bairon – photo gallery


 Alexia Bairon is model and dancer from Salvador, Bahia.Know more about her here. See more photos here

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fashion model/dancer Alexia Bairon – photo gallery 3


Alexia Bairon is a model and dancer from Salvador, Bahia. See more photos of her here. See a short bio here

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Clad in lingerie, dancer/model/actress Quitéria Chagas struts through the Rio neighborhood of Madureira


The Rio de Janeiro of Madureira smiled and paused to see Quitéria Chagas sashay through the streets with all her beauty on full display. Since returning to her post in … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · 3 Comments

Clad in lingerie, dancer/model/actress Quitéria Chagas struts through the Rio neighborhood of Madureira (part 2)


For the first part of this photo session, see here. You might also like:Quitéria Chagas: Beautiful and intelligent (interview) Carnaval in Brazil is here!! Janaína from Rio de Janeiro Rio actress/dancer … Continue reading

November 10, 2012 · 5 Comments

Dancer Aline Barbosa


This Rio de Janeiro native spent eight years as part of the Balé do Domingão all-female dance troupe on the popular Globo TV variety show Domingão do Faustão and began dancing at … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · 2 Comments