2019 ARTISTS (TBA 2020 ARTISTS)

Ry'el Velandia

ZenZouk Founder/Director

New York City and Venezuela

Brazilian Zouk and Lambada

Cast for TV show Mira Quien Baila 1st season (Look who is dancing, Univision) 2010, Performed as part of Cecilia Marta’s dance Company in NYC Summer stage at central park and DRA Gala (dancer responding to aids) and creator of ZenZouk.......

Jessica Lamdon

Aka the Unicorn

New York City

Brazilian Zouk and Lambada

Jessica Lamdon, also known as "Unicorn", (the nickname she was crowned by her mentor and partner Ry'el) instructor, performer, actor, loves to MC, professional hugger, has been dancing since she was 8 years old....

Kadu Pires

K&L Dance Company

Los Angelos/Brazil

Brazilian Zouk

Kadu started Latin Dance when he was 15 years old in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He completed courses in Samba Rock, Pagode, Brazilian Zouk, Samba no Pe and Ballet with some of the biggest companies in Sao Paulo including Jimmy de Oliveira’s company and academy. He also appeared in various famous television programs......

 

Larissa 

K&L Dance Company

Los Angelos/Brazil

Brazilian Zouk

Larissa is originally from Brazil, she is trained in all styles of dance. She has worked as a professional ballet and contemporary dancer since 8 years old.

Larissa graduated at “Escola de Danças Classicas Teatro Guaira” in Curitiba, Brazil. At 18 years old she joined the Youth Theatre........ 

 

Renato Ramalho

Brazil

Brazilian Zouk and Lambada

 

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Vinny (aka the Unicorn’s Apprentice) began his dancing with Salsa in 2012. Originally, dance was more of a side passion, until 2014 when he fell into the rabbit hole that is Brazilian Zouk. Training extensively under Henri Velandia and Jessica Lamdon of ZenZouk, in addition to other prominent.....

Rachel Ramalho

Brazil

Brazilian Zouk and Lambada

 

Rachel Ramalho, Brazilian - is a Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher and Owner of Brazilian Ballroom Dance - Ramalho's Dance Academy - RJ Ministering all rhythms....

Jaime and Kiri

Brazil/US

Brazilian Zouk 

Kiri Chapman has danced for all her life from ballet to contemporary, salsa to zouk. She has had the opportunity to teach and perform all over the world and is thrilled to be at NYC zouk festival again
Jaime Aroxa is one of Brazil most famous dancers and teachers. He created a methodology......

DJ Viscious

New York City

Brazilian Zouk and Lambada

-dancer, perfomer, teacher, choreographer Lucia Kubašová has been dancing since childhood; she began with ballroom dance where she became the Champion of Slovakia and then worked her way up to the interna-tional level successfully representing Slovakia in international competitions......

DJ Power

New York City

DJ Artist

DJ Power is the resident DJ for Zen Zouk and Zouk NY. DJ Power has worked his magic at all of the main USA Zouk congresses such as NY, Miami, LA, Boston, Washington DC, Toronto and the ZNL congress in Mexico. He is a DJ for the people and tunes into the atmosphere of the venue and the dancers’ energy....

Kendra Haynes

Miami

Brazilian Zouk

Kendra (Kendy) is one of the leading Zoukera’s and promoters of Brazilian Zouk in
the United States. She first discovered Brazilian Zouk online and was captivated by
the connection and fluidity of the dance. She fell in love with Zouk in 2009 - and
made it her goal to learn and spread this unique style of dance across the United
States and beyond. In additional to traveling and teaching at congresses world-
wide, currently Kendra is focused on creating and graduating new Zouk Instructors.....

Sarah Zuccaro

Chicago 

Brazilian Zouk

As her career developed and evolved, Sarah became highly trained and experienced in Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, and Brazilian Zouk, which is now where her focus lies long term. She has collected many finalist placements and has had the opportunity to headline as a performer and instructor at many festivals and congresses in all these genres. Four years ago, she relocated to Chicago where she is currently teaching privates, directing her own franchise team SaZoukMia ....

Latin Swag

North Carolina

DANCE 

Latin Swag specializes in latin dancing, hip hop, and being awesome. The will be doing the animations for Zouk N Play and we are happy to have them here with us.

DJ Fraga

New York City

Brazilian Zouk and Lambada

 

DJ Fraga started his career in NY back in 2013. He started getting recognition thanks to his well selected playlist and knowledge of the dance floor. He’s played at every major zouk congress/festival in United States, and continues to bring the best music to his set all over North America. Founder and director of Zouktopia, he aims to always create a great environment at parties and to keep everyone dancing non stop with the best music in the zouk world.

DJ Alexy

Australia

Brazilian Zouk and Lambada

Alex (aka DJ Alexy) is a newcomer to the international zouk dj scene though music has always been a big part of his life. He started his formal training in classical piano at the age of 7 and continued this through his schooling and time at university.

Alex really began to immerse himself in various latin dance styles including salsa, bachata & zouk from 2009 and soon thereafter started to host and spin at his own events in Sydney and later in Canberra.......

Shani Mayer

Los Angeles

Brazilian Zouk and Lambada

Shani Mayer was born in Israel where she trained in Dance and Gymnastics from a young age. She has trained in Modern dance both in LA and NY and received her minor in dance performance in Los Angeles where she focused on Modern, Contemporary and Jazz and has since been performing with many companies in Los Angeles. In 2006 she discovered Brazilian Zouk in Travelling in Brazil . It was love at first sight and since ...

DJ RX

Washinton DC

TBDDJ Rx, Justin Collins, has studied music since 1998 first learning to play mutlitple instruments, then learning to write both classical and popular music styles, and finally working as a mix engineer and DJ. In college, he studied mathematics and music composition, learning to write music for choir and orchestra. In 2015, he began a.............

DJ Smoothie

Montreal

Brazilian Zouk and Lambada

Sameer aka Smooth-ee started Djing with his brother turntable in the 90’s. Distributing Dance and Hip Hop mixtapes for his friends and family, he would also DJ and MC at local parties and weddings. His focus would later shift to social dances in 2009 while taking salsa, bachata and kizomba lessons. Smooth-ee was....

DJ Chuky

Washington DC

Brazilian Zouk 

DJ Chuky has been a part of DC dance scene for some time, focusing on Zouk for the last 2 and half years. He participates in most Zouk events in the DC area and also travels for congresses around the county. 2 years ago, he began DJing Zouk events in the DC area. He is now one of the resident Zouk DJs in the DC ......

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