Giratorio leads CAQ’s group in Ocracoke, NC. He began training capoeira in 2001 under Contra Mestre Graveto (a student of Mestre Omrbinho), and has been leading capoeira groups since 2006 in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He has given workshops throughout the east coast including: Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Cornell University; Boston, MA; through out Virginia; and at the CAQ headquarters in New York City. In 2013 he moved to Ocracoke, NC and started the only capoeira group in the Outer Banks. Giratorio was promoted to Professor in 2014 under Mestre Omrbinho and Contra Mestre Graveto.
Contra Mestre Graveto
Contra Mestre Graveto began training in the late 90’s under Instrutor Rabo de Cavalo (a student of Mestre Ombrinho) in Ithaca, NY. When Rabo de Cavalo left Ithaca, Graveto took the leadership role and began to teach classes. Since then Contra Mestre Graveto has become reknown teacher with a unique ability to connect capoeira with anyone. Under his guidence, his students now run groups in Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA, Rochester, NY, Pittsburgh, PA, and in Ocracoke, NC. Graveto was promoted to Contra Mestre in 2013 by Mestre Ombrinho. He continues to train and teach in Ithaca, NY.