simona1I started dancing at the age of four in Slovakia and never stopped since. My first dance styles were musical theatre, jazz, ballet, lyrical jazz and contemporary. I then added to these and started competing in salsa and other Latin Dances, which later on attracted me socially as well.

It wasn’t until one summer congress in 2012 when got to first experience Zouk and immediately fell in love with it. My Zouk journey was put on hold while I was studying Physiotherapy in Scotland, however I got fully into it once I started MSc Dance Science last year in London. At this point I knew that Zouk is the only dance style I want to pursue. Zouk is so diverse that it doesn’t matter what background you come from. For me, it enables me connect all of my favourite dance styles and experiment with contact and connection. It challenges me to listen and follow my dance partner, yet gives me freedom to express myself during every single dance. I am addicted but I simply love it.