Tropicaleiza Dance Company

directed by Julie Simon

Tropicaleiza founded  in 2006 and directed by JulieSimon is a multidimensional dynamic magnanimous group of powerful diverse women fully expressing themselves through the joyful acts of dancing and drumming. We exist to impart strength vigor and joy into women’s lives empowering them through compelling storytelling, movement workshops, and audience interaction. Our repertoire honors the complex and vital art of the feminine incorporating grounded uninhibited African influenced expression, fluid voluminous contemporary movement and the playfulness and joy of Brazilian dance and music. It is our goal to create a vibrant energetic connection between dancers / musicians and audience members. We believe we should live and breathe to our fullest expression always in all ways. 


Our invocation

We drum we dance we empower. 

We are words demonstrated. 

We get to joyfully and boldly move our beautiful bodies fullest expression always in all ways

We inspire to fully express all that you are and were created to be.

Don’t mute.



Dance In Progress LA

Join us as we close the evening's festivities as audience favorite

August 4

Live Arts LA