Dill Costa


One of Chicago’s best-kept secrets, Dill Costa is a multi-talented Brazilian performer. Raised in Rio de Janeiro, Dill is a performer who represents authentic Carnaval music, which is a part of Brazil’s rich musical legacy. On the stage, Dill starred in several major Brazilian productions of American Musicals.

Since relocating to Chicago in 2003, she has been teaching at Old Town School of Folk Music and being part of the Professional Team at Gingarte Capoeira Chicago and L&A Healing Studio.

Dill was Choreographer in several Front Commissions, at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. at GRES Estacio de Sá, 1992/1993, União da Ilha 1994/1998, Paraíso do Tuiutí 2002 and Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel Samba School in 2003.

Member of the staff of Internacional Samba Congress and Brasil Samba Congress since 2017.

Dill’s  was Queen of Drums at GRES Paraíso do Tuiutí  1995/2003

Dill  Costa also had the chance to sing with the Bests musicians in Chicago.