Quenia Ribeiro is a New York-based dancer, choreographer, and educator who choreographs and directs her own dance company, Grupo Ribeiro. Grupo Ribeiro presents workshops, residencies and shows that feature the music and dance of Brazil both by incorporating strictly traditional elements as well as drawing inspirations from Brazilian themes, music and movement. Grupo Ribeiro uses rhythm, movement, and music as a springboard to interpret and reinterpret the world around us and who we are. Grupo Ribeiro aims to produce highly interactive performances that can break down the wall between spectator and performer. The mission of the group is to foster an active interest in music and dance, as well as to encourage an overall respect for the culture, dance, and music of Brazil and of all other nations.