Fabricio Do Zangado
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Frans & Sarah
Lionel & Vanessa
Lionel CG and Vanessa PARIS, dance couple, teachers and choreographers. Lionel, French of Antillean origin, 3rd finalist at Africadancar in 2013 for France and knows the Kizomba circles since 2009. Vanessa, Portuguese native of Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau, finalist at Africadançar in 2011 for France and in the world of dance since always and in France since 2009. Both of them have been working together for 3 years to give regular lessons of Kizomba Semba and Afro-movimento/Ginga (Funana, Batuke, Cola San Jon, Gumbé, Afro-house) on Paris at Paris MAMBO Studio.
Richard & Manon
Manon Batrel, from Brest France, started dancing as a child in various forms including Ballet and African dance. At the age of 16 Manon started to learn Kizomba and later Bachata and Salsa. Manon started teaching over 2 years ago, specifically focussing on the ladies role in the dance, their technique and styling. In 2017 Manon moved to London where she joined Dsantos Dance UK as Richard Voogt’s dance partner, who now teach and perform together. Manon has taught and performed at various dance events including London Like Kizomba Festival, OneDance Fest UK, MamboCity Salsa Congress and Kizomba Sunrise beach festival Portugal among many others.
Ceijay & Bruna
Douglas & Terri
Terri Atkinson is originally from South Korea where she begin dancing Salsa and Bachata in 2004. She eventually went on to train in Ballroom and Latin with a dance company. It was there that Terri started her first team and Atrevidos Dance Company was born. She eventually when on to open her own studio and now ADC has 4 performance teams: Student Bachata Team, Bachata Semi-Pro, Student Salsa Team and Lady’s Styling Team, who travel throughout the states for performances.
Efy & Claudio
"The daughter of a guitarist and a singer, Efy grew up surrounded by music. That passion paved the way for her journey into Kizomba in 2008. In 2013, her love for African History and Dance lead her to start her own project called "Afro-Ginga" -- movement and style inspired by the African continent -- with a focus on empowering women through Semba & Kizomba. In 2016, Efy began her partnership with the afro-house dancer @claudiodolk. Both focus on basics, tecnics, roots and Kizomba history.
Nico started in the urban scene, trained various dance style such as popping, house and hip hop at a very young age. Nico was also mainly known for mastering Krump.
Subsequently, he found Kizomba, and fell hard for the Angolan dance in 2012. At the beginning he trained with his friend Pedro Moreira Goncalves, then continued to train and polish his style by travelling to Portugal, France and Spain.
Born in Montreal, Canada but originally from Haiti, he is among the pioneers. Nico is recognized for his energetic, dynamic and unique style on the dancefloor. His authenticity and originality also shines through when he teaches, Nico doesn’t lack enthusiasm! He his the founder of Groove n' kizomba (Gnk) and the goals are to spread the passion and the love for the dance by teaching, sharing and creating dynamic events for the community, promoting kizomba, semba, urban kiz, afro-house & kuduro
Passionnated dancer & instructor, Nico is always ready to spread his knowledge, his energetic and experiences where ever he goes to the USA, Canada and abroad. You may see him in action such as: Sawa Sawa kizomba festival, Kizomba Invasion,Montreal is kizomba, Gindungo, Groove n' kiz festival, Kaliningrad festival, Urban Legends, Canada kizomba congress and many more
Music | DJs
DJ Afrodeshiak was born in Wakanda, Africa. Shortly after birth she was brought to Nashville, TN where she was raised. After she graduated college she discovered and fell in love with international dance music such as Salsa, Timba, Bachata, Zouk, and Kizomba. Over the years she has joined a Casino Rueda dance group, taught dance classes in Casino, Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba, and has DJ'd at various dance events around Nashville. In 2013 she joined with the ladies of Kizomba All Stars. After seeing a lack of women DJ's in the Kizomba dance world, DJ Afrodeshiak decided to step up to the challenge and focus on mainly Kizomba, Semba and Afro rhythms. She is also well versed in Salsa, Bachata, Konpa and American music. When she is not DJ'ing she enjoys traveling the world for dance, spending time with her children, and posting memes and articles on Facebook
He is also the Co-organizer of the international TCHUNA kizomba festival in Rennes ( FRANCE )
Dj Carlito is one of the few VJs (Video Jockey) in the Kizomba scene which brings another dimension to his sets. He is an open format DJ specializing in Konpa, Zouk, Kizomba, Hip Hop, Reggae & Old School.
Carlito has been involved in the dance community since 2013 & has worked with all Florida instructors & promoters in their socials, events & festivals. His future endeavors includes music creation & production .
He has been part of major festivals & weekenders in the US & Canada, including Miami Beach Kizomba Festival, Orlando International Kizomba Festival, Palm Beach Kizomba Festival, Atlanta Kizomba Congress, Kizn The 6ix & Afro-Summer Love Fest just to name a few. And now, for the 2nd year in a row, Gindungo Kizomba Festival!!!!
Listen to his latest mix on Soundcloud: