Adriana Di Cillo, Brazilian-Italian, dramatist, actress, danseuse, choreographer and video artist. Her education started at the age of four with Classical ballet at the Escola de Bailados Sylvia Maria Koesling in São Paulo, and among other art forms has included Flamenco dance with several renowned maestros around the world, having professional specialization at the Fundación Christina Hereen in Sevilla, Spain. In Buenos Aires Mrs Di Cillo studied Argentinean Tango at the Escuela Argentina de Tango (EAT) and Film Direction at Solo Cortos Escuela de Artes Visuales. A former disciple of Smt. Meenakshi Chitharanjan (Bharatanatyam), Adriana was also trained in Kathak dance by Smt. Jigyasa Giri and Malabika Mitra in India, and Kung Fu by Sifu Janio (Northern Shaolin), Sifu Thomas Lo (Wing Chun Kuen), and Sifu A.K. Abbas (Wushu) in Madras. With a vast international experience, Mrs Di Cillo has performed in very auspicious stages from The House of Blues, The Hollywood Bowl and Luna Park in Los Angeles, to the Music Academy of Madras and the Sangeet Natak Academy of Lucknow in India. Throughout the years Adriana has been fortunate to colaborate with great artists including: Alberto de Almar, Mark Lamsom, Julio Figueroa, Ricardo Peralta, Elias Andreato, Petronio Gontijo, Walter Portella, Edgar Bueno, Antonio Vargas, Abhiman Kaushal, Sheela Kinhal, Meenakshi Chitharanjan, Anuj Arjun Mishra, Mallika Sarabhai, among many others. Mrs Di Cillo has coached, choreographed and performed as a guest artist in several dance companies as well as in various international social projects, to name a few: City Moves and Soul Beat (California/US), PETI (Brazilian Federal Child Labor Eradication Program), CECCO (Brazilian Program for Communities in Social Vulnerability), Tendal da Lapa (São Paulo City Arts and Culture Program for Social Inclusion) among others. She has been awarded for Best Coach for Ensemble at the Festival de Teatro Interclubes de São Paulo in 1994 and nominated as Best Female Solo Performer of the Year 2000 by the SDADA (San Diego Area Dance Alliance). In the same year Ms Di Cillo received a Grant from the New York Trust Foundation, to deepen her studies on the oriental origins of flamenco culture and arts. Mrs Adriana Di Cillo is the President and General Director of Mundaka Arte & Cultura.
Diego Hauptman, Brazilian/Argentinean, graduated in Philosophy by the Universidade Federal do Paraná – UFPR, photographer, musician, multi-instrumentalist specialized in strings, Indian Classical Music (Sitar) and devotional singing. Mr. Hauptman has been developing research converging philosophy and music since 1998. He has trained Indian Classical singing under the guidance of the renowned vocalists: Meeta Ravindra and Ratnabali Adhikari. Diego has produced and directed the Upanishads music band, releasing their first CD in the year of 2006 and in 2010 released his own solo CD named Nada Yoga. In 2012 Diego performed at the Mostra Mudra at the CCBB in Rio de Janeiro, along renowned artists of the national Indian Music scenario as well as international exponents such Sri Chitravina N. Ravikiran. He was also appointed as the Sitar Teacher for the ICC in São Paulo. Mr. Hauptman so far has learned the art of Sitar playing from Mr. Abhik Mukherjee, Mr Ramprapana Battacharya, Mr Subhranil Sarkar, Ustad Shujaat Khan, and Ustad Shahid Parvez, all representing the Etawah/Imdadkhani Gharana. Currently Diego is studying flamenco guitar with Maestro Rafael Cañizares and is also composing soundtracks and electronic music. Mr. Diego Hauptman is the Vice-President and Executive Director of Mundaka Arte & Cultura.
Maria Teresa Neves Pedrosa, Brazilian, physician graduated in 1968 by the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, staff member of the division of Anesthesiology at the Hospital das Clínicas da FMUSP since 1978, specialized in occupational health medicine, responsible for general anesthesia and ambulatory sedation of patients with special needs (cerebral paralysis, down syndrome, autisms among other conditions) at the division of the FMUSP odontology, staff member of the pre-surgical ambulatory care of the Hospital das Clinicas da FMUSP, staff at the division of anesthesia of Electroconvulsive Therapy for psychiatric patients of the Hospital das Clinicas da FMUSP. Mrs. Maria Teresa Neves Pedrosa is the Treasurer of Mundaka Arte & Cultura.
Marcia Miglioli de Carvalho Hauptman, Brazilian, travel agent authorized by the Embratur, attorney graduated by Unifoz in 1999, specialized in Environmental Law, responds for two important NGOs, Associação Cristã dos Doentes e Deficientes físicos de Foz do Iguaçu (ACDD), being responsible for their Legal Department, and is the Treasurer for the Albergue Noturno de Foz do Iguaçu. Mrs. Marcia Miglioli de Carvalho Hauptman is the Attorney and the Second Treasurer of Mundaka Arte & Cultura.
Virginia Hauptman, Brazilian, graduated in Biological Sciences by the Universidade União das Américas no Paraná – Uniamérica in 2005. Ms. Hauptman was appointed as biology teacher for higher education at Uniamérica from 2006 to 2007. She was the reception supervisor at Hermitage Hotel in New Zeeland from 2007 to 2010 and assistant manager at Mount Cook Backpacker and Lodge from 2010 to 2011. Also Virginia is a tourist guide authorized by Paranatur and presently guides groups for the Martin Travel Service/Convênio Turismo in Foz do Iguaçu (Iguaçu Falls). Ms. Virginia Hauptman is the Director of the Supervisory Board of Mundaka Arte & Cultura.
João Celso de Andrade, Brazilian, graduated in Tourism (Turismologist) by Unioeste in 1989, has been trained as a tour guide by SENAC and has worked for four years in hotel management in the tourism industry in New Zeeland. Presently Mr. Andrade owns his own company guiding tourists at the city of Foz do Iguaçu (Iguaçu Falls), one of the most visited touristic places of the world. Mr. João Celso de Andrade is the Second Assistant of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Mundaka Arte & Cultura.
Hugo Antonio Hauptman, Argentinean, photographer licensed by the Associacion de Fotografos Profesionales de La República Argentina, also trained in photography by the Associación Del Amigo de La Astronomia da cidade de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mr. Hauptman has been an entrepreneur in the field of Photography since 1978. Mr. Hugo Antonio Hauptman is the First Assistant of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Mundaka Arte & Cultura.
Elaine Maria Caper, Brazilian, specialized in event production, office administration, budget management, commercial management and commercial consultancy. Presently Mrs. Caper manages the Hurso Polar Cooperativa de Criação, is the Treasurer for the Associação Centro Espírita Obreiros da Eternidade and Secretary of Mundaka Arte & Cultura.