"More than taking traditional Black Brazilian dance cultures to prestigious stages, Baptista helped break stigmas, raised the self-esteem of Black communities, and opened horizons for Black artists."
"Baptista developed an extensive and ongoing field research of Black dance traditions across her country."
"She opened roads of professional self-sustainability through dance."
"Baptista’s work, on its hand, affirmed the Brazilian identity as Black. This was completely subversive."