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Aaron Cherokee Ellison

Contact Name: Aaron Cherokee Ellison


7730 Basswood Dr
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37416
United States
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Aaron “Cherokee” Ellison, known as Coach Cherokee, was born and raised in Chattanooga. He danced with the hip-hop group The Hot Boys, opening for Three Six Mafia and other events, and secured a speaking role in Remember the Titans. His Capoeira journey began in Atlanta with Communidade De Capoeira Atlanta. Currently, he studies Capoeira Angola Guerreiro de Palmares under Mestre Lazaro and learns from many accredited Capoeira educators. Aaron teaches movement and music through a Capoeira lens throughout the greater Chattanooga area in preschools, youth-focused organizations, and local community festivals.

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Program Title: Capoeira Arts Appreciation Program

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

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The Capoeira Arts Appreciation Program, led by Aaron “Cherokee” Ellison, offers an engaging, interactive, and immersive introduction to Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance, music, acrobatics, and martial movements. Designed for students of all grade levels (K-12), this program highlights the rich cultural heritage of the African diaspora while fostering interdisciplinary learning

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