Director & Choreographer

Jessica Patiño
Booking: 210-725-0801 l sambavida@yahoo.com
Roy Reyes
Drum Director & Co-Founder
Roy was introduced to Samba as a Music Director for Urban 15 for seven years and as a Music of also the
United States Naval School of Music.

After completing four years of  High School Drum line, Roy played in the United
States Marine Corp band for two years, in the St. Mary's University Band for two
years, in the Trinity University Community Band  two years, and was the
Assistant Band Director for  Memorial High School Band for two years. Roy has
also been the Head percussionist for the VFW Band, the San Antonio Community
Band, St. Mary's Band, Beethoven Band, Trinity University Community Band, San
Antonio Municipal Band, Urban 15, the Alamo City Community Marching
Band, and the Comal County Concert Band.

Serving as the Musical  director for Samba Vida, Roy has dedicated
himself in bringing the true authentic rhythms of Africa and Brazil to Samba Vida.
Under his direction, Samba Vida has been the #1 Brazilian entertainment show
company  in San Antonio.
She has trained extensively with various Brazilian artists to master the art and culture of Samba.
Jessica is also a dancer for a Latin dance company, A&R Productions, based out of New the latin
musical revue, Rumba Dreams

She also had the privilege to dance for Spurs Sports and Entertainment for the SA Rampage Ice Girls,
the WNBA Stars Star Squad and the NBA Spurs Team Energy from 2013 - 2015.

In addition, Jessica also choreographs and instructs privately for Quinceanera's, Sweet 16's, acts as a
coach for dancers preparing for high school dance team auditions and competitions, and recently
dances for recording artist Ryan Vizcaino.

She holds a degree in Dance and is currently continuing her education in Nursing

Jessica serves as the current Director, Choreographer, and Producer and is honored to continue the
success of Samba vida
Flo Reyes
Co-Founder / Show manager

Formed in 2001 by Flo Reyes and co-founded by Roy Reyes, Samba Vida is a
community based organization which features a Samba school concept where people
of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds can involve themselves and their families in a
recreational activity of dancing and drumming, is still our mission today. Our directors
and members dedicate themselves to educating and entertaining people of all ages
and sharing the love of dance and music through Samba and related ethnic styles.
Flo now continues to help Jessica with our day to day operations to bring every unique
show we offer to our clients.
Seneca Patino
Instructor
Seneca also started her Samba training at a very young age. She has graduated with a degree in
Dance and has been one of the lead dancers in Samba Vida's high energy show. She is currently
an instructor for Samba Vida with a focus on our beginner classes.
Jessica Patino
Program Director/Choreographer