Bruno & Sarah
Bruno Ferreira, from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, is a professional choreographer, stage performer and dance instructor with almost two decades of experience in the field of dance and performing arts.
In 2013 Bruno volunteered as an event co-ordinator at Australia’s largest Brazilian Dance Congress; Brazil Central. It was here that he met event directors (and Rio Rhythmics Directors) Jada and Tarcisio.
In July 2014, Bruno was recruited from Melbourne to join Rio Rhythmics as a full time instructor, performer, choreographer, trainer, student support coordinator & events coordinator in Brisbane.
In 2014 Bruno did a solo performance at the Melbourne Latin Festival, and represented Rio Rhythmics at Casa do Zouk and Doudoule Latin Dance Camp from 2014 - 2016, where he performed and conducted workshops.
This year, Bruno too the exciting step of launching his own dance studio, Bossa Latina, which specialises in a variety of latin dance styles including Brazilian Zouk.
Sarah has lived with dance in her life for the past 19 years. She started ballet classes when she was just 3 years old at Sayers Dance Centre in Kenmore, Brisbane. For the next 17 years she completed her Royal Academy of Dance Examinations, as well as learning contemporary and Jazz dance styles. For the last seven years Sarah has taught ballet and jazz to students as young as 3 to the senior dancers. She continues to teach these genres part time.
After 17 years of ballet, Sarah discovered a new love in the world of dance! She was introduced to a starter Latin dance class at Rio Rythmics, in the wonderful West End area of Brisbane. Discovering the range of Latin Dance styles and distinctive music captivated Sarah, who immersed herself in learning many styles including Brazilian Zouk, Salsa, Bachata, Samba de Gafiera, Samba no Pe, Bolero, Tango, Forro and Merange.
She has performed in festivals including the Sydney Latin Dance Festival, Casa do Zouk in the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast Latin Festival, Movie World Carnival at the Gold Coast, and regular local Brisbane functions and events.
Recently Sarah has been recruited to bring her teaching skills to Bossa Latina and, together with Bruno, has been enthusing others with the love of Latin Dance.