Icaínara, also known in her period (early 20th hundred years) from the racist nickname Bugrinha, was a famous dancer and vocalist who also promoted the maxixe (genre precursor from the samba as well as the choro) in the high-class circles. She was pointed out by Lima Barreto in his posthumous publication Coisas perform Reino perform Jambom (1956), by Luiz Edmundo in the 3rd tome of his O Rio de Janeiro perform Meu Tempo, and by teacher Olavo de Barros in his A Lapa perform Meu Tempo. Icaínara performed in a number of clubs around the town of Rio de Janeiro, generally in the Lapa and in the Praça Tiradentes. In the Carnival, she made an appearance in the Clube dos Democráticos, in the Grupo dos Abonados, and in the Grupo das Tentadoras, and was often highlighted as the main in the customized revues. In Oct 1903, she participated in the inauguration from the Teatro Cassino Nacional, an undeniable fact reported by the fantastic press. In 1904, she was employed by Pascoal Segreto for the Teatro Maison Moderne, where she remained until past due 1906. The final time she apparently performed is at November 1916.