How did you get into dancing?
Dancing has always been a part of my life. I’ve been dancing since I’ve known myself, starting with modern dance, hip-hop and street dance, and later growing into Semba, Kizomba, Afro house and Kuduro.
What projects are you currently working on?
I am currently working on a few dance related projects. I have a project with Frans and Sarah from Kizomba Love, together with my partner Rico Suave. I also have a show project with one of my collaborators from London, Zouk queen named Linda Mattos. Janca J is another surprise in my list regarding Afro house and Kuduro and the most complex of my entire project, for sure is my Dance Academy – my imperium I call it.
What’s been the most memorable moment of your journey as a dancer so far?
There are many memorable moments in my journey so far, one of them being my partnership with Eddy Vents, that pushed me to another level of comprehension of Kizomba dance and culture.
And also TENERIFE, the Island I dreamed of visiting for many years, gave me one of the most memorable moments, that made me cry tears of happiness, the students in my class, which I refer to as my friends, at the end of the class, gave me the best gift ever, by calling out my name, and giving me a tight group hug while jumping, and thanking me for giving them courage and impulse to be family and no competition.
What advice would you give to up & coming dancers looking at you for inspiration?
I always advice my students and supporters to support each other, and to continually work for their dreams, not as a form of competition but progress. In the world of dance we should help each other improve as I believe that there is place for everyone, but also remember, those who work hard will always have a better chance to succeed.
What can we expect from you for the rest of 2018?
For the rest of 2018, you can expect a lot of hard work from me. In the upcoming months, I’ll be planning our next festival in Sardinia, our festival of friendship which I’ve dedicated a lot of myself to with Rico, James and DJ Paparazzi.
I’ll mostly be outside the UK in the coming months, using my passion for dance to hopefully make a difference for myself, my students and my friends whom I address as part of my family. I am their psychiatrist, psychologist and motivational speaker and I want them to know that each and every one of them matters and can make a difference in this world through dedication and belief.