Hi Daniela, welcome to Meu Semba and thanks for the time. So, tell us, how did you get into dancing?
Dancing has always been a part of my life, did ballet as a child for a short while, then on to dancing with friends, then Latin environment and finally landing on Kizomba and Semba.
What projects are you currently working on?
We have 2 festivals per year (Copenhagen Kizomba Festival & Vamolá Dance Festival) that take a lot of time! Also, we have our regular classes, boot camps and parties. We organize brunch once a month, dinner party every 8 weeks and have socials every Wednesday.
What’s been the most memorable moment of your journey as a dancer so far?
To stand on the stage of my own packed event, looking at a crowd of people enjoying themselves at an event that my team and I created. Seeing artists together with the attendees, singers, DJs, and everyone just having a great time.
I’ll also add moments like escorting Don Kikas, Johnny Ramos, Vanda May, G-Amado or Badoxa to the stage amongst some of my favourite moments.
What advice would you give to up & coming dancers looking at you for inspiration?
Keep learning, never think you are done. As a dancer or as a teacher, stay humble, do your homework and always seek inspiration and knowledge beyond your circle. As an event manager, keep a good dose of respect towards who you work with and always do what you believe is best for the dancers and not only for your wallet!
What can we expect from you for the rest of 2018?
We already have the calendar packed with things we want to do, see, learn and share, and most of it is out there. We are concentrating a lot on our community and our own strengths. Vamolá is definitely one of the things to look forward to but the biggest things are yet to come and if all goes as planned 2019 is the year when our visions will reach the next stage