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RIOULT Dance Center

34-01 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11101  |   Entrance on 34th Avenue  |   (212) 398-5903

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RIOULT Dance NY supports the creation and performance of the choreographic works of Pascal Rioult, and provides the community with an accessible and affordable center for dance and enrichment through the arts.


VELLY BAHIA, born in Salvador da Bahia, Brasil, Velly Bahia has trained in Afro-Brasilian dance and music for the past 25 years. A former dancer of Ballet Folclórico da Bahia, he came to the United States performing on Broadway for the dance company OBA OBA. He has choreographed for various dance companies and artists such as Aaliyah, and has participated in different music videos, film, television commercials, and theatre shows both in the United States and Brasil. Bahia has also taught in school programs and continues to invest in the exchange of knowledge between Brasil and the United States through Afro-Brasilian dance.