Please welcome Special guest teacher Jonia McClenney to this year's National Samba Queen & King Competition
Please welcome! Special guest! Jonia McClenney (Recife, Brazil) to this year's 2018 National Samba Queen and King Competition! We are excited to have her join us as special guest teacher / workshop instructor.
Jônia was born and raised in Brazil and she has danced her whole life, from Brazilian folk dances to classical styles like ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip hop. She is the creator/founder of Raiz Brazil Dance Company. Jônia has been performing Samba professionally for 16 years and she is the current "Samba Queen USA 2016/17". She also has accomplished other samba competitions and titles over the years, like "Queen of the Drums" for Sambalá Samba School 2008-2011, "Santa Barbara Brazilian Carnival Queen 2014", "San Diego Brazil Carnival Queen 2014", "Hollywood Carnival Queen 2015".