Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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

Dancer Carol Agnelo


Dancer Carol Agnelo of the Globo network’s Domingão do Faustão TV show See more of her and learn a little about her here

August 14, 2012 · Leave a comment