Jessica Carla

Jessica de Lima-Moran is a first generation Brazilian-American who began dancing Jazz, Ballet, and Modern as a young girl. Dance was her means of self-expression and a way to develop her creativity. She found and fell in love with the powerful and graceful Afro-Brazilian arts of Capoeira and Maculelê. A long-time student of Mestre Boneco, of Capoeira Brasil – she has trained, taught, and performed Capoeira throughout the world. In Capoeira circles, she is best know as “Pavão” her Capoeira nickname which means ‘peacock,’ a perfect moniker for this outgoing and expressive dancer. For Pavão, Capoeira, Maculelê and other forms of traditional and contemporary Brazilian dance are not just a hobby and a job but a life philosophy. Jessica teaches at CBLA’s Mid-City & Northeast LA locations. In addition, she has developed a comprehensive middle and high school Capoeira curriculum. Pavão has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley.