Charles & Sylvia

Charles got his first taste of dance at the age of 8 in elementary through a program called "Believe In Me". In elementary and middle school he also played the flute, piano, and alto saxophone which gave him a keen sense of rhythm and musicality. He first learned the basic steps for salsa in his first of year of college. Charles soon found himself taking weekly classes and going out social dancing religiously. He quickly gained a strong foot in the basics and began adding his own energetic, style and flavor. From here, Charles expanded his dancing to bachata, punta, samba, cha cha, salsa on2, a bit of cuban salsa, and now Kizomba. Charles loves how Kizomba uniquely embodies connection between the ground, your partner, and the music.
 
Charles is well known, throughout the US and internationally, for his detailed instruction and super smooth, and creatively musical style on the dance floor. He is the most influential pioneer of urban kizomba in North America.
 
Charles style of dancing and teaching is so unique he decided to start his own kizomba platform, named Neo Kizomba™, respect for the past, passion for the future.
 
In addition to dancing and teaching, Charles is also the host of the 1st ever dance podcast dedicated to dancers worldwide. He has interviewed dancers and icons such as Kaysha, Johnny Ramos, Sophie Fox, Albir Rojas, Laurent Yishu, Sara Panero, and more! He is the organizer of the largest Urban Kizomba focused festival in North America, the Neo Kizomba Festival that takes place every year in July in Austin, TX!
 
Sylvia Garcia Vilar, started dancing when she 13 years old at K-Danse in Switzerland. She, then, joined the Titans school when she was 14 and started learning, what became her passion, hip-hop dance.

 

 


Zandro (Canada)

Zandro Zoncini is a dancer and dance instructor from Florianopolis, Brazil. He has studied and trained in dance for over 10 years, with experience in many partner dance styles. He has intensively studied the concepts of body movement driven by his training in tango and, in 2010, Sandro moved to Argentina to continue to develop his dance skills and education at DNI tango school.

He's participated in various congresses and competitions, including BAILA FLORIPA DUO, where in 2012 he and his partner placed 3rd. In the same year he was invited to dance and teach at KIRINUS dance school team, where he started focusing extensively on zouk, developing performance skills, and his own teaching methodology for zouk that focuses on the contrast of flow and sharpness influenced by hip hop movement.

Sandro has taught zouk throughout Canada, United States, and Brazil. He currently lives and teaches in Vancouver, Canada with a focus on promoting zouk in the Pacific Northwest. His goal is to help augment and strengthen the global zouk community.

Brunno & Paula (San Diego)

Brunno started his career in 2007 as a professional instructor in Londrina, Brazil with training by renown Brazilian instructors, Jimmy de Oliveira, Kadu Pires & Larissa Thayane, Renato Veronezi & Babi Pacheco and Fabio Reis.

 

In 2014 Brunno completed his teaching certification for West Coast Swing, with the GPDIA (Global Professional Dance Instructors Association). He also dances and teaches professionaly Samba de Gafieira, Zouk and Forro.

 

In 2007 Brunno partnered with Paula. Together they choreographed for the Ouro Verde, a brazilian theater. They performed for 2 years there and were a part of the famed GEDAN's Dance Group.

 

In 2011 Brunno trained with world class professional instructors to teach West Coast Swing. His coaches range from Jordan Frisbee, Tatiana Mollmann, Maxence Martin, Michael Kielbasa, Michael Kiehm and many more.

 

Brunno now resides in the United States, where he is building a strong community of dancers with his unique style of elegant Brazilian/Latin dances as well as infusing the flavor of Zouk into West Coast Swing.

Anaïs Millon (France)

Anaïs Millon was born in France in 1982, half caribean and french nationality.

She started as a gymnast when she had only 8 years old and grow up to the national level for 13 years. She worked with a choreographer on the fundamentals of classical dance, floor barre and multiply the choreography that will be used in the exercise of his sport competition and show.

Cradled by mother ballet teacher and modern jazz dance as a child, she will again plunge into the dance through her older sister, salsa dancer and teacher at the international level will teach her salsa on one in 2003.

From 2008 to 2010, she worked in France as a dancer for a major brand of Cuban alcohol.

In 2009, she manages the prestigious evening Agua, who introduced kizomba in France. There she met her current partner Morenasso with whom she made her first steps in Kizomba.

With her experience and assiduity, she developed her own style of dance and pedagogy where the technical precision and the autonomy of the dancer is the priority of her reflexion and concept teaching.