Selma Rocha, known as Selminha Sorriso is the first Porta-Bandeira of G.R.E.S. Beija-Flor de Nilópolis, is the coordinator of the "Beija-Flor Dream Project", where children learn the art of percussion, samba on foot, the ballet of Mestre-Sala and Porta-Bandeira, taught by Selminha and her partner. 23, Claudio de Souza, the well-known Claudinho, about 8 years old and Vice President of Social Action of GRES Beija-Flor.
The Beija-Flor Dream Project aims at social inclusion through dance, rhythm and singing!
Selminha began her journey in samba, in the children's wing, she was a passist, but always believing that her dream of being a great flag bearer would one day come true, for she never stopped repeating to herself: "Our dreams can not die never...". Not only did she not die as she has been in her life for 25 years.
Selminha Sorriso, has already represented the Samba Schools of Rio de Janeiro, Unidos de Lucas, Império Serrano, Estácio de Sá, for 18 years in the Academics of the Field of Galvão - But for approximately 20 years defends the Pavilion of G.R.E.S. Hummingbird of Nilópolis.
His love for the art of the Ballet of the Flag-Bearer, won him many awards. The banner of a group Carnavalesca won him several prizes such as the Gold Standard (1992, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005 and 2009) and 3rd place in the research (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2013 and 2014) prize created at the age of six Couple Note 10 of the Decade with Internet voting , both promoted by Jornal o Dia and FM Radio O Dia, Papa-Tudo Award - TV Manchete (1995, 1997, 1998 and 1999), Babadinhos do Samba - Jornal O Povo, Tupi Radio Award (1998 and 2000) and Radio 94 FM (2006), was elected in 2014 the best Porta-Bandeira of the 30 years of the Sambódromo, conducted by the website CARNAVALESCO.
His Ballet helped to spread the art of samba through various countries such as Japan, USA, Germany, Arab Emirates, Ecuador, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Canada, Peru, Lebanon, Morocco, France, Colombia, England, Japan, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and others, which greatly contributed to secure her place among the 60 honorees in the first edition of The Feminine Force of Samba.
Selminha is one of the personalities who donated his image four years ago to the campaign to encourage blood donation (HEMORIO) in the Carnival period.
Adviser of the Master-room and Flag-bearer of Access Group A, by the Association of Schools of Samba / Culture Secretariat of the City of Rio de Janeiro.
This is Selminha Sorriso ... Selminha joy ... One of the stars of the Great constellation that is the beloved School of Samba Beija-Flor de Nilópolis. A living example that nothing is impossible when we do not stop dreaming and, above all, we do not stop believing that God exists! So it is not difficult to imagine his motto being pronounced by the sweet lips that frame his remarkable smile: "Always Believe in Your Dreams!"
Cláudio de Souza, known as Claudinho, is the first Mestre-sala of the G.R.E.S. Beija-Flor de Nilópolis.
He started at the age of six as a passista at the Samba School.
Unidos de São Carlos, with the legendary Zequinha, but always believing that the his dream of being a great mestre-sala would one day come true. In 1986 he became 3rd Mestre-sala, with time started to occupy the post of 2nd and after five years the title of 1st Mestre-Sala of G.R.E.S. Estácio de Sá, where he stayed for more four years, when he left to take on the mission of presenting the G.R.E.S. Beija-Flor de Nilópolis pavilion, where it remains until today.
He is currently a Physical Education student. His love for the art of presenting the Banner of a Carnavalesque association has earned him several awards such as Estandartes de Ouro (1994, 1996, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2015) O Globo Newspaper, Tamborim de Ouro (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003), 2013 and 2014) award created six years ago, Couple Note 10 of the Decade with Internet voting, both promoted by Jornal o Dia and Radio FM O Dia, PapaTudo Award - TV Manchete (1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995), Radio Tupi Award (2005),
Apoteose Award (2005) and Andarilhos do Samba Trophy, for the Program of same name as Metropolitan Radio (2008), Estrela do Carnaval dos 30 Trophy Years of the Sambódromo in 2014.
His Ballet helped to spread the art of samba through workshops and
workshops by several countries such as USA, Germany, Africa, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia and others.
His talent could be seen in commercials of large companies such as
Supermarkets Guanabara (2004 and 2005) or in chapters of the soap operas Felicidade (1992) and Celebridade (2005) of Rede Globo de Televisão, where he also participated in the Clips of Carnival Globeleza and BBB Brasil and even in the opening of the soap opera "O Campeão" of Rede Manchete de Televisão, or in films for India and Morocco.
But his talent and willingness to always seek novelties do not stop to grow up, has been revealing his percussionist and singer side in the pagode groups. "Renascente" and "Lance Certo," where he even burned a CD. He joined the group "Mestre-sala do Pagode" and, uh, the "Pureza da Flor" group... As a composer, he won the samba da Estácio de Sá in 2013, from G.R.E.S. Boêmios do Laguinho in Amapá in 2014 and the Samba School Rancho Belém - PA in 2019. Won as Mestre-sala of the Samba School Os Rouxinóis Uruguaiana Porto Alegre - RS.
This is Claudinho... One of the stars of the Great Constellation that is the beloved Beija-Flor Samba School of Nilópolis.