How did you get into dancing?
I’ve always enjoyed dancing since I was little, but it was in September 2012 that everything started at the Black Dance, dance school.
I was part of the school’s group of extra activities when in 2013 I received the invitation from Epifânio to compete together at the national contest of Kizomba and Semba.
Unfortunately we didn’t participate together that year, but we kept working and in 2014 we got the second place. Since then, Epifânio de Araújo and I have become known in the Kizomba and Semba scene.
What projects are you currently working on?
I am currently working with my Tukina group where there is an intense experience exchange. There are other projects that I can’t reveal much yet, but will be announced at its own time.
What’s been the most memorable moment of your journey as a dancer so far?
Every moment is memorable, but I can’t avoid highlighting the moment that started all this in 2014 when my partner and I got for the first time the second place in the contest organized by Mukanos.
There are others, like when I took part of the big carnaval parade with my Tukina group dancing couple semba – it was wonderful. Also, being part of the group who worked with the 2018 Kizomba and Semba national contest champions, it felt like I was winning too.
What advice would you give to up & coming dancers looking at you for inspiration?
Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi are some of the phenomenal football players that have been awarded with many “Ballon d’Or” (Prestigious football award) and yet they keep training with high intensity to defy their limits.
We are never good enough and the hard work, the dedication and the love that we put into it, is what can make us good at what we do.
What can we expect from you for the rest of 2019?
We have 10 months left before the end of the year, and these 10 months will be full of surprises for everyone. In my case, I can tell that we will have good stuff and as I said earlier the goal is to always overcome the limits.