Fábio Pereira Nascimento, aka Mestre Fuá, is from the city of São Paulo, where he studied physical education. He also studied general techniques of holistic therapy at Luzeiro Institute. He graduated from Goddard College in Education and Capoeira Studies. He is currently an instructor at University of Vermont and Dartmouth College. He has participated in social projects to teach capoeira for street children in São Paulo. He has been teaching capoeira in the United States at public and private schools and colleges for years and is with the Portuguese School since 2013.