Slade Weidl (Vampiro)
AKA Graduado Vampiro, has been interested in martial arts since an early age. When he was 18 years old, Vampiro found the art of capoeira and has since been mesmerized by its beauty and strength. For the past nine years, Vampiro has been studying and training capoeira. Vampiro began assisting in the instruction of classes 5 years ago and became the primary instructor for Capoeira Luanda Denver after his teacher Instructor Gaviao moved away in 2011. Vampiro regularly travels for capoeira, participating in events and classes throughout the United States and Brazil. Vampiro has been a part of several productions, including DanceAfrica and En Fuego Latino’s Evolution. Vampiro, currently the leader of Capoeira Denver LLC, is a member of Capoeira Luanda and is supervised by Contra Mestre Esquilo. He also teaches capoeira a enrichment for several schools around the Denver Metro area.