Slleyk da Bahia is a professional dance teacher and artist from salvador Bahia, the heart of Afro-Brazailian culture. He comes from a Physical Education background at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). Since 2001 Slleyk has been working with Olodum as their principal choreographer and dance instructor. He started his career working for COlodum's non-profit school teaching dance and percussion to underpriviledged, and at-risk kids. He also worked along side Nem Brito of Dance Brazil teaching dance int he Diaspora Center for the Arts in Salvador, Bahia. Throughout his career, Slleyk has worked with non-profit organizations, universities, and private schools in the arts department. He specializes in Brazilian dances styles such as Samba, Samba Raggae, and Afro-Brazilian.