wHO WAS ADRIANA LIMA?
Adriana Lima was born in Manaus, Brazil. At age 13, during the explosive Lambada's era, she was introduced into the dance world by her brother, Rei Lima. Her brother trained her in several dance styles. The siblings started performing with several groups While performing in a show in Belem do Para, she saw for the first time Carlinhos de Jesus Dance Company and fell in love with Rio de Janeiro's samba. Adriana and her brother approached Carlinhos de Jesus and one year later, the siblings traveled by bus to Rio and went straight to Carlinhos de Jesus Dance Academy where they were warmly embraced. The uniqueness of her style, seriousness, and determination became her trademark. Adriana shone in several stages with incredible performances all over the world. She was claimed as one of most respectful and competent samba and Samba de Gafieira's dancer. On 2015, she lost her battle to cancer, but she left her an incredible legacy!