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The Team Sarah Gibbons - artistic director, principal teacher, performer and choreographer

Sarah Gibbons - artistic director, principal teacher, performer and choreographer

sarah home 01Sarah is the artistic director, and one of the two principal Brazilian zouk teachers, choreographers and performers with Rio Zouk Fusion. She established the company in 2010 because she was inspired by the concept of fusing the dance styles that she loved. She met her dance partner and husband Davi in 2011 and they have been working together ever since. They have been training a collection of talented dancers from different backgrounds to dance and teach Brazilian Zouk and love the fact that each dancer brings their own individual character and skills to the company. Sarah has been teaching since 2003 and is a very enthusiastic and committed teacher who places great importance on technique. Her students love the positive atmosphere of her classes and her attention to detail. 

"For me dancing is an addiction... a passion and a way of life. I love to dance because I can express what words cannot and I love to teach because it allows others to do the same. Really I can't imagine being happy without dancing and my greatest moments are sharing this love with other people. People are always telling me that they don't know how to dance. Of course you don't! That's why you come to class! Everything takes practice and effort... even reading a book was once impossible! I love the joy on people's faces when they start dancing.. it's amazing and the reason that I love getting up every the morning. Everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy dancing and it is never too late to start...."

Sarah began gymnastics, dancing, singing and playing musical instruments from the age of 7 including performing with National Youth Music Theatre. From 2002 she focused more on Brazilian dance, salsa and hip hop and discovered her true passion was for dance. From 2004-2007 Sarah trained to be a dance teacher which took her to 12 countries throughout South America, Europe and Asia. She lived in Rio de Janeiro from 2005-2007 focusing on dancing and teaching the Brazilian rhythms and studied with the world famous professionals Renata Peçanha and Luiz Florião. Sarah returned to the UK in 2007 and started to teach a Brazilian Zouk class in London. The class quickly grew in popularity and she now teaches weekly classes at Pineapple Dance Studios and runs two weekly club nights in central London. She also teaches Brazilian Zouk workshops and performs regularly at many well known venues throughout London, the UK and Europe. Including at the Berlin Salsa Gala, Cyprus Salsa Congress, Kent Salsa Festival, Teeside Salsa congress, LatinFest, Bar Salsa, Café de Paris and at the Brazilian club Guanabara. She also trains in other styles including salsa, jazz, contemporary and hip-hop and has MAs in Philosophy and International Relations as well as being DELTA qualified!

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