5 things you don’t know about Hip Hop Teacher Manuela Oliveira


21 August 2014

1. I have a collection of fitted baseball caps and sneakers that I love and wear on exclusive occasions.
2. For breakfast and before going to bed I love to eat bread in a bowl with coffee and sugar. Coffee bread soup 🙂
3. I used to do (physie) physical culture growing up…that’s where I started with dance.
4. I am persistent and never give up on what I want to achieve no matter how tough it is.  An example of this is accomplishing a green card for the USA.
5. I’m the only one in my Portuguese family who is in the entertainment industry.
Manuela recently returned from Los Angeles where she was the choreographer and Performance Advisor on NBC’s The Voice Seasons 1, 2 and 3. She worked with each artist individually starting from the Auditions then Battle Rounds, staging and working on their performance presence. She also staged the opening performance for coaches Ceelo Green, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Other career highlights include choreographer for X-Factor USA Season 1 working alongside Paula Abdul. Manuela was also a choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance Australia 1, 2 and 3 and So You Think You Can Dance Malaysia Season 1 and 2 as Artistic Director / Choreographer and Guest Judge. Manuela has danced with Jennifer Lopez in her music video On the Floor and with Rihanna at the MTV Music Awards.

Try a class with Manuela: Wednesday night 8pm, Beginners Hip Hop

Read more about our Hip Hop classes here. 

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