Help Bring Ruana Vasquez To The U.S.

Our Goal

We believe that Ruana Vasquez is one of the world’s finest Brazilian Zouk instructors. She’s engaging. She’s powerful and raw. She’s driven and dedicated. She knows Brazilian Zouk from the inside out; it’s so clearly her passion and her life work. This is why we want her to come to the U.S. to teach. But we want to do it the right way-with a visa.
And for that, we need your help.

Visa Details

We are applying for a P3 Visa for 3 year stay in the US.

Why Ruana?

Ruana travels all over the world teaching Brazilian Zouk, but so do many other excellent dance instructors. For us, Ruana has that special spark that sets her apart. We’re definitely charmed by her curls, but it’s more than that. She brings a unique energy to the dance floor as an instructor who can both lead and follow, as a stunning performer, and as a generous social dancer.

She has proven her ability to build dance communities. We are confident that with her as a leader, San Diego, and wherever else we can manage to have her travel to the U.S., will see remarkable growth in Brazilian Zouk. Our goals are ambitious, but we believe Ruana is the right match for the task. It will also be much easier and less expensive for her to get hired within the U.S. when she has her visa!


Legal fees for 3 year term visa $4000.00

Filing fees: $500.00

Flight to bring Ruana to U.S. $500.00

What do you get out of it?

Join the Brazilian Zouk family! At its core, dance creates a space for belonging. And that is something worth protecting and fighting for. You can aid with a donation, or if you are unable to do so, shares can also go along way!

Suggested donation

Donate $49 and under-Get warm thoughts and satisfaction :)

Donate $50-- Get a shout out from Ruana on social media

Donate $100- Get a t-shirt (shipped within the US)

$Donate 250- Get a 1hr Private lesson (in San Diego location)

Donations ()

  • David Matsumoto 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Alan Norkham 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Terence Grier 
    • $5 
    • 11 mos
  • Ricardo Arana 
    • $20 
    • 13 mos
  • Frank Banos C. Ht 
    • $55 
    • 13 mos
See all


Javier Avitia 
Chula Vista, CA
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