MESTRA MÁRCIA CIGARRA

Using capoeira to build healthy, vibrant, and socially responsible communities

MESTRA MÁRCIA CIGARRA

RECENT AWARDS and MILESTONES

  • 2016: Mestra Márcia Cigarra receives the prestigious KPIX Jefferson Award for bringing capoeira to thousands.
  • 2014: ABC 7 Profile of Excellence Award - Mestra Márcia Cigarra receives the prestigious ABC 7 Profile of Excellence Award​ ​for ​significantly contributing to the cultural diversity of the Bay Area.
  • August 2013: Title of Mestra given by Mestre Camisa in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • August 2010: Honored by the Women Capoeira Leaders Encounter in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and awarded "1er Jogos Femininos da ABADÁ-Capoeira" (1st place ABADÁ-Capoeira Female Competition)
  • 2010: Mestra Cigarra was added as one of the community leaders pictured in a mural at Horace Mann Middle School in San Francisco’s Mission District
  • May 2010: Community Leadership Award at a statewide summit for girls in sports hosted by Team up for Youth & Athletes for Hope for her role helping to support girls and women in sports
  • October 2009: Flyaway Productions’ 10 Women Campaign Award for her work as a “Bridge-Builder” who brings together disparate communities
  • May 2008: Team Up for Youth All-Star Award, which recognizes exceptional role models
  • April 2008: Granted American citizenship
  • March 2008: Named as Regional Leader for North America by the international leadership of ABADÁ-Capoeira
  • December 2007: Certificate of Honor from Gavin Newsom and the City and County of San Francisco for her dedicated service to the Latino community
  • October 2007: The documentary film Cigarra Capoeirista was completed and screened at film festivals in San Francisco and Boston
  • September 2007: KQED Latino Community Hero Award in recognition of her long-standing impact on Bay Area communities