Meet the Team
Michael was born in Liverpool and started Capoeira in Liverpool in 2009 and quickly attained instructor level in 2014. His educational experience with young people and in schools includes work as a martial arts instructor and international dance teacher and he worked as an actor on the nationally acclaimed ‘Terriers’ theatre production which addresses gang and gun crime. Michael is the Business Development officer.
Akil was born in Liverpool and started practicing Capoeira in 2008. Akil worked for 5 years as a creative practitioner in schools, colleges and universities, using Capoeira and other creative art-forms to develop and foster creativity and explore subjects such as UNICEF’s Rights of the Child, community identity and Slavery. Akil is the Community and Educational development officer for Capoeira for All.
Eleanor started Capoeira while studying for her undergraduate degree at the University of Winchester, after moving from Athens, Greece in 2011 to study in the UK. After university she worked abroad delivering educational performances to schools, and she has visited and trained with various Capoeira groups across Europe. Eleanor joined Capoeira for All in January 2018 and is the School Liaison Officer.