"We hired Johana and team to perform at our son's wedding. It was a surprise performance for the bride and groom and the wedding guests and it was fantastic! They really got the guests moving and dancing and made the wedding reception even more fun. The guests couldn't resist dancing with them and the energy continued even after they were gone. Johana stayed in touch with us during the whole process and worked with us about performance details and costumes (amazing!) and really wanted to be sure that we were getting the kind of performance we wanted. The girls perform with professionalism and elegance and obviously take a lot of pride in their performances. I can't say enough good things and would highly recommend them!"
Becky P., Los Angeles
"Thank you, Johana and Tica for your performance at our school's cultural arts day event celebrating Brazil this morning. Your performance was fantastic. That you could entertain 750+ elementary school kids and make them feel included and inspired to move just speaks to your heart and talent. We couldn't have asked for better. Just amazing!"
PP Z, Menlo Park
"I was looking for 2 samba performers for my husband's birthday party and found Samba Conmigo. Johana returned my call the same day and was very patient with explaining performance details, costume and dancers choices. From talking to her, I was assured Samba Conmigo was a great choice!
On the day of the performance, Johana and Tica were amazing! They are truly professional dancers who love what they do. Their costumes were stunning (just like from Brazilian carnival). More formal banquet turned out to be a true party because guests couldn't resist dancing with girls. Their energy and smiles were contagious. Not only did the guests filled up the dance floor in minutes, but the dancers were encouraging, taking pictures and gladly posed with guests. It was so much fun!! Johana and Tica stayed with guests even longer than a contact specified and wrote wishes in a guest signing book. Such a personal approach! After the party, guests were thanking me for an incredible show and great time. Thank you Samba Conmigo for this excellent performance!! I will definitely recommend you to anybody who will needs samba performers."
Svetlana B, San Francisco
"Johana performed for my husband’s 50th birthday and she did a terrific job of engaging all age groups - 10 year olds to 80 year olds. Highly energetic and brought life to the party. Excellent choice."
Deepa P., San Jose
"Johana and her friend performed at our 25th Anniversary Party. They were amazing dancers and got the party going. They engaged with the audience and got everyone on the dance floor. It was a great performance and was highlight of the party. They stayed to take pictures with the guests as well - I would recommend them anytime."
Kanchan P., Fremont
"Samba Conmigo performed for my 60th Birthday party, and let me tell you that these girls bring the party to the party! They are so professionals all the way. Beautiful, fun, energetic, sexy, and incredible elegant dancers. These women are trained professionals and they can dance! Thank you Johana and all your beautiful girls for helping to make my party one to remember! After the party, all my guests are still talking about it, saying what an incredible show they all enjoyed very much! Thank you Samba Conmigo for this excellent performance!! You all girls were amazing simply the best! I give you more than 5 starts! And definitely recommend you and your beautiful girls to everybody that want to have a wonderful entertaining for any event performers."
Silvia C., San Jose
"I've seen Samba Conmigo in many events in the Bay, I admire how fit and how elegant, professional their moves are specially the fabulous Johana.... When I think about Samba Conmigo I see lots of energy, happiness, classy, a real SHOW with choreography, sexy moves, and real PROFESSIONAL dancers. I recommend Samba Conmigo to everyone! They are the best."
Bruna S., San Jose
"I've seen Johanna's dance team performances several times in the last year or so. They perform at local salsa events in the SF Bay Area quite regularly. Most recently I saw them at the SF Salsa Congress last November. Her dancers are exceptionally talented. Their costumes are really something to see. I highly recommend their colorful high energy shows."
Mike M., San Jose
Samba Conmigo is a dance company based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Samba Conmigo's dancers look fabulous in their traditional samba outfits, and are professionally trained with formal backgrounds in jazz, ballet, salsa, ballroom, and more. This allows Samba Conmigo to deliver not only samba shows but also events that showcase salsa dancing, fire dancing, hula, stilt dancing, folkloric dancing, African dancing, live drumming and more.
Johana Vizcarra is the founder and Artistic Director of Samba Conmigo.
Born in the Amazon region, Johana grew up with a passion for music and dance. A national champion in Folk Dance from the Amazon and a champion in Afro-Peruvian Dance, as well as a professional Latin dancer and instructor, Johana offered her first Brazilian samba classes and shows in 2011 and since then the requests for her classes and events have been non-stop.
Johana's natural charm and her professional attitude have established Samba Conmigo as one of the favorite Samba dance companies in the Bay Area.
Clients, Venues and Events where Samba Conmigo has appeared:
- Bay Area 2013 World Heritage Travel Adventure Show
- Bay Area Annual Peruvian Festival, 2013
- Cuban Theme charity auction, private event
- Carmel Golf Club
- San Francisco private golf club's "Vegas Night"
- KCTH Channel 27 broadcast of Harmonics, 2014
- KTSF Channel 26 broadcast of WomenNow TV, 2014
- Las Vegas Salsa Congress, 2013
- M8trix Casino, San Francisco
- San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade, 2014 (Artistic Spirit Award) & 2015
- Santa Barbara Carnival Grand Parade, 2014
- Santa Clara Convention Center
- Santa Clara County School District (educational demonstration)
- Fairmont Hotel, San Jose
- Hilton Hotel, San Jose
- As well as many, many corporate and private events, and weddings!
"I saw Samba Conmigo last year at a club and knew exactly who to call to bring a surprise to a birthday party. Johanna was easy to get a hold of. Responded right away. Booked my event. Showed up early and gave a fun, amazing performance."
Zuleyma F., San Jose
"Love, love, love Johanna and Samba Comigo!! They are so professional and really know how to get the party started! Johanna and her team really wowed not only myself but all of my (wedding) guests. They are truly fantastic! Even danced to a special requested song by my husband and I. Thanks again Johanna!!"
Gavy R, Concord
"Wow amazing show by these beautiful ladies! They dance the night away! The drummers, unbelievable show, they transport us to Brazil ! Heck yeah, baby thank you so much we have so much fun! You ladies are amazing! Viva Rio and Samba Conmigo!"
Gerardo & Scarlett G., Richmond