Holly Sells



Holly Sells (Capoeira nickname Tiririca) started Capoeira at the University of Northern Iowa with Mestre Ze Paulo in 1999. Shortly after her first experience with this Brazilian Art, she moved to Brazil to learn Capoeira and to become proficient in Portuguese. She has taught and participated in workshops all over the world. Ms. Sells makes regular trips to Brazil to continue her studies in Brazilian culture and movement. She also lived in Paris, France with her Capoeira teacher for four years, training and performing around Europe. She has since returned home to Iowa where she is one of the founding teachers of Capoeira at Cordao de Ouro, a Capoeira instruction school in Iowa.