I had the opportunity to photograph Samba Fogo in the 2012 Samba Queen Competition. Samba Fogo Music and Dance Company is a professional 17-member company who perform in many events from outdoor festivals to professional competitions. Samba Fogo performs in many different aspects of entertainment and dance including Afro-Brazilian and contemporary dance, live music, capoeira, and fire dance. The competition for this year's Samba Queen will be held on February 2nd. More details can be found here.