Glauciele Santana known as Glau Santana was born on May 29 in Viçosa, Minas Gerais. At an early age she demonstrated a strong love for the arts especially music. At the age of 12 she began to sing in a band with her family, Fya and Co. In 1996 she was finally able to focus all of her energy to forró and music. Since then she has dedicated her life to traveling around the world teaching forró and other Brazilian styles. Glau's classes are full of energy and laughter. Working with the American Capoeira Foundation, she hopes to help continue their mission to promote Afro-Brazilian culture.