Formando Chegado

Sean Anthony Moran AKA “Chegado,” has been involved in the Capoeira community for 22 years. He trains and teaches under the guidance of world-renowned master, Mestre Boneco of Capoeira Brasil Los Angeles (CBLA).

Chegado, and his wife/ teaching partner, Pavão co-manage CBLA Headquarters in Mid-City Los Angeles and lead the school’s team of teachers. Chegado and Pavão own and operate CounterBalance LA, a boutique martial arts, fitness and body movement space in Northeast LA.  CounterBalance is home to a large youth and adult Capoeira program that has been serving the community since 2005.

In addition to teaching and performing with Capoeira Brasil, Chegado produces the group’s annual International Capoeira Festival, works mentoring youth and travels extensively teaching and training throughout the world. He has participated in and taught at countless seminars and conferences and has showcased Capoeira in commercial, television and film projects.   He has also worked as an associate professor in the theatre department at the California Institute of the Arts.

Beyond Capoeira, Chegado is a classically trained actor, veteran of Will & Company, a multicultural Shakespearean theatre group and a touring facilitator for Playfair Inc. Chegado has been in countless commercials, television shows, stage productions, and films. Most notably, he played Private Sean Fike in James Cameron’s 2009 release, “Avatar” and is returning in the 2022 release of “Avatar 2”. In 2015, Sean starred in the faith-based feature film, “Dead Man Rising” and in 2017 wrote, produced and starred in the indie film “Beat DWN.”

Formando Chegado is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He received his title of ‘Formando’ and was awarded his brown cord under Mestre Boneco in September 2017.