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dance + Drum Co

Tropicaleiza Dance + Drum Co, founded in 2006 and directed by Julie simon is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women through movement, music, and compelling storytelling. 

we dance we drum we empower

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Who We Are
Our Mission

WE ARE  a multidimensional, dynamic, magnanimous group of powerful diverse women dedicated to empowering women and girls through dancing, drumming and compelling storytelling. 

WE EXIST  to impart strength vigor and joy  empowering our audience to find their truest voice.


WE INCITE unique energetic expression and fullness of self.

WE DO this through the utilization of stage performances, site specific performances, immersive workshops intensives company and community classes and lectures

We Dance We Drum

We Empower

Our Vision

OUR VISION  is a world where women are unapologetically empowered through the transformative power of dance and percussion.  We strive to create a global community of women who uplift and inspire each other, transcending barriers and embracing diversity, where every woman embraces her unique essence, fearlessly celebrating her individuality, and confidently expressing her inner strength, finding her joy.

THROUGH IMMERSIVE experiences, including mesmerizing performances, enriching workshops, soul-nourishing intensives, and the sharing of inspiring stories, we strive to create a safe and nurturing space for women to unlock their full potential. 

WE ASPIRE to be the catalyst for personal growth, fostering a deep sense of self-worth and resilience in every woman we touch, leaving a lasting legacy of empowerment, sparking a revolution that transforms lives and empowers generations to come.


We Dance We Drum

We Empower



Tropicaleiza Dance + Drum Co is a 501(C)3 non-profit arts corporation. Your donations are tax deductible. Tax ID #26-2535493
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