International Artists

Some of the best worldwide instructors for this 1st fusion event EVER in Canada!

Amazing artists from all around the world are gathered together to give YOU the best dance experience of the summer! Don't miss the chance to learn from them!


Damon Stone (United States)

Minnesota, United States / Style: Blues


Damon has been dancing his entire life, starting with vernacular Jazz/Blues first taught to him at the tender age of six by his grandmother. After nearly a decade of learning at the heels of his elders, he went on and eventually studied a score of different dance forms until coming full circle in 1995 to focus primarily on the history and styles of Swing and Blues as his family danced them with a special focus on the Southern styles from the Mississippi Delta region. He has studied the development of vernacular Jazz/Blues dance across the United States learning from a number of the original dancers. He is largely regarded as one of the foremost authorities on Blues idiom dance, a long time board member of the Northern California Lindy Society, member of the California Historical Jazz Dance Foundation, and has been interviewed as a dance historian in documentary and for radio. Damon has been a featured instructor at camps, festivals, and workshops across five continents.



Jefferson Dadinho & Aline Cleto (Brésil)

Sao Paulo, Brésil / Style: BlackZouk





Kim Rottier (New York)

New York, United States / Style : Brazilian Zouk


Kim Rottier was introduced to Brazilian Dance in 2004 at Rio Rhythmics, a Brazilian dance school in Australia, where she studied Zouk, Salsa, Samba, Forro, Gafieira, Merengue, Bolero and Bossa Nova under the instruction and supervision of Tarcisio Teatini-Climaco and his team of teachers. After a period of extensive training, Kim joined several performance teams including Lenny and Mio’s acrobatic Salsa team, the Rio Rhythmics Student Training Team, and the Rio Rhythmics Professional Performance Team.

Kim began teaching Zouk in NY in 2006. She founded her own dance organization, Zouk NY, with the goal of sharing the Brazilian styles she loves with her new home, New York. Kim taught at Sandra Cameron Dance Center (SCDC) from 2005-2009, and at Piel Canela Dance Academy (PCD) from 2009-present. Today, Kim manages the Zouk program at PCD, a role that involves managing the curriculum, recruiting and training teachers and teaching assistants, and training a student performance team in collaboration with PCD. In addition, through Zouk NY, Kim teaches at additional studios, conducts teacher training courses, and hosts weekly dance parties. 




Kizomba NYC (New York)

New York, United States / Style : Kizomba


With Co-Owners Guy Saint Louis and Joel Edouard formed Capital Entertainment Organization also known as CEO, they are the first to introduce Kizomba to New York through their famous “RendezZouk” parties. After a short period of time and the high demands of clientele falling in love with Kizomba, Guy and Joel fathered Kizomba NYC as you know it today. After some intense training and coaching, the teaching of Kizomba followed for what will be 4 years in April of 2013.

With over 16 years of dancing and teaching experience, Kizomba NYC as a team thrives for success and result. Kizomba NYC Members have worked diligently with other Instructors who share the same passion as they do; which is “strictly Kizomba.”  They have met and surrounded themselves with so many people with all dance levels and dance backgrounds in the “dancing world” here and aboard. Team Members are well respected in the dance community.

Kizomba NYC has hosted some of the most successful workshops in New York and more. They are the first to introduce Kizomba at the 2011 New York Salsa Congress where they hosted one of their most successful workshops with over one hundred participants. Furthermore, they continued to pave the way and sharing this beautiful and sensual dance by being the first to introduce Kizomba to South California (SoCal) in 2012 through Carlos Cinta and his team. After such great response from the workshop at the 2011 New York Salsa Congress, Kizomba NYC was given full charge of the 1st Annual New York Bachata, Zouk and Kizomba Festival happening later that year.

Kizomba NYC, is not only a dance group but also a positive influence in their community. They have had the opportunity to support and perform at charity events such as “Dance for Haiti.” It was a humbling experience for the entire team.  Kizomba NYC looks forward to doing many more of charity events and/or fundraisers.



Kwok Wan (Netherlands)

La Haye, Netherlands / Style: Contemporary Zouk


Kwok started his carreer as a semi professional martial artist, with a vast knowledge of Ving Tsun Kung Fu among other martial arts like Karate, Taekwondo, (kick) Boxing, he started dancing Lambada Zouk 11 years ago, in 2005 he left the martial arts scene and persuaded a professional carreer in theatre dance. Studied at the school for fine arts in Amsterdam at the Jazz musical department where he learned to apply Classical ballet and Contemporary Jazz techniques into his own way of dancing.

Due to lack of physical power and height, but still wanting to find a way to create perfect harmonized way of partner dancing, Kwok had to rely on a technique that he has developed over the last 10 years which he calls the " counter energy technique ".

This technique creates a unique way of partner dancing using the basic principles and bio-mechanics of Ving Tsun Kung fu, mainly " centerline" and " use of center" principles which gives dancers the ability to synchronize, predict, or follow a partner by sheer feeling alone.

As a student he was not granted with talent by birth and most of the people in Holland are tall by nature, Kwok really had to work hard to compensate for all his "challenges". This lack of natural talent also had its benefits. Everything that comes easy, goes away easy, since Kwok had to work hard in order to obtain anything he wanted. Which makes him a teacher with not only patience and understanding but above all a clear explanation and guidance on which roads a student should take in order to grow.



K-Yo Victor & Renata Rodrigues (Brésil)

Brasilia, Brazil / Style: SoulZouk


Add some Soul to your Zouk ! 
"Conforto, Condução, Contato e Curtição !! Bases da minha dança." (Confort - Leading - Contact and Joy !! - Bases of my dance.)

K-Yo Victor (along with his partner Renata) is one of the main promoters of zouk in Brazil and worldwide!

As a teacher, he has been invited to taught in several international cities such as New York, Miami, Toronto, Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Paris, London, Zurich, Barcelona and Lisbon. In Brazil, he has participated in workshops and conferences in Florianópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Uberlândia, Salvador and Porto Seguro to bring SoulZouk to the next level!

As a Dj, he touched many major Zouk events in Brazil and abroad. He even received the award for "Best DJ of the Swiss Zouk Festival" in Zurich, Switzerland in 2012!

They currently promotes zouk in Brazil's capital, Brasilia - DF, with three projects: Ghetto do Zouk, Ghetto Premier and International Festival of Latin Entertainment - F.I.E.L.



Nyx & Kendra



Rodrigo Oliveira & Karina Calvalho (Brazil)

Sao Paulo, Brazil / Style: Brazilian Zouk & Samba

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Shani Mayer (United States)

Los Angeles, United States / Style: Ladies Styling


Shani Mayer Was born in Israel where she trained in Dance and gymnastics from the age of 5. 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 performed with various ballet and modern companies in L.A . In 2006 she discovered Zouk Lambada in its home town of Porto Seguro and since she decided to bring this dance to Los Angeles . She is the founder of L.A Zouk , and a pioneer to bring and spread zouk to the west coast of the U.S, this year she organized the 1st Zouk congress in the USA . Currently Shani continues to teach and perform all over the world, sharing her art and passion for Zouk .