Tak Oda



At Mills Since 1997


Having premiered new works for luminaries such as composer Pauline Oliveros, Tako leverages his performance background to infuse Mills' capoeira course with music. Tako received his training under legendary capoeira masters, Acordeon and Suelly, allowing him to incorporate ethnomusicological insights to the study of this Afro-Brazilian art form which has its origins in the struggle for racial justice. Also a practicing flow yoga teacher, Tako emphasize healthy biomechanics and lifestyle for his students.


  • BA, University of California, Berkeley
  • MFA, Mills College

Faculty Office Hours, Spring 2019

Days Times Room
  by appointment  

Spring 2019 Schedule

Day Time Course Title Room
TR5:00 pm-5:50 pmCapoeiraWHP 116

Courses Taught

  • PE 012H: Capoeira