Meet our Performers

We are excited to present our 2017 UNCW iFest performers.


Passion for Tango

Daniel Arredondo was born in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina, and he can be credited with bringing authentic Argentine tango to Charlotte, NC, in the year 2000. He has studied with world-reknowned tango dancers and he performs, teaches, and DJs tango at events around the country.

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Brazilian Fusion Dance Company

Brazilian Fusion Dance Company is a cultural organization based in Charlotte, NC, founded by director, choreographer, and costume designer Andreia Walker, who was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The “Fusion Girls” were the official representatives of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the Carolinas and has been featured it the CharlotteObserver as one of the top Brazilian entertainment options in the region. The cheerful sambistas will perform a highly energized Carnaval show that will bring the alegria and energia to create unforgettable memories.

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Flamenco Carolina

Flamenco Carolina is a Durham-based flamenco group dedicated to performing, teaching, and organizing workshops in the Greater Triangle Area of North Carolina. All members of the group—including 8 dancers, a guitarist, and a singer--have studied with specialists in their fields, either the U.S., or abroad in Spain and Japan. 

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UNCW Seabelles

The UNCW Seabelles is the only all-womens a cappella group on campus. They were established by 12 women in 2010 and have come a long way since then. The Seabelles are now the official singers, for the fourth year in a row, for the games of the Miracle League which is a baseball league for special needs children/adults in Wilmington. The Seabelles perform both on and off campus, and they find it important to perform for the community. They are currently in the process of auditioning for the International Competition of Collegiate A cappella, for the second year in a row. Last year, they traveled to Florida to compete in the Quarterfinals of this competition, which is the same one in the popular film "Pitch Perfect." 

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Indigo Dance Evolution Academy

Indigo Dance Evolution Academy is Raleigh-Durham’s Premier Diverse Academy for authentic Bollywood Dance, Bollywood Fitness, & Indian dance. It offers year-round structured coaching in Traditional and Modern Bollywood to children to children & adults, through Community Rec. centers of the Triangle, in Cary, Raleigh & Morrisville, both as a recreational dance form and also a Fitness program. Entertainment and educative programs are also offered by them often at Wake County schools. Since 2013, Indigo has performed at several multi-cultural platforms to showcase versatile forms of Indian dance within Bollywood and the popularity of Bollywood in the diverse fabric of American arts. They have been awarded one of the Top 20 Teachers in the Triangle last year

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The Pamoja Band

The Pamoja drum unit, an integral element in the Pamoja dance band's electrifying sound, brings a plethora of percussion instruments into play for performances of traditional African and Latin rhythms.  Audiences of all ages thrill to the pulsating beats and marvelous syncopations sustained by lead drummer Michael Hanson, Dr. Daniel Maggio, Bennett Estephane-Bertie, and UNC-Wilmington's own Dr. Martin Duncan

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